Lynn Lavin – Carrot Patch Pottery

Contact:

Lynn Lavin
Carrot Patch Pottery
carrotpatchpots@netscape.net
304.258.4103 or 304.279.7442

About Lynn:

“Clay has many magical properties that always keep unfolding for me as I continue to work and to explore its possibilities. I’ve been ‘exploring’ for over 40 years and still learn and enjoy.”

Lynn usually works in earthenware, throwing on the wheel and hand-building, combining techniques to make sculptural and utilitarian work. Textures or drawings enhance the claywork. Colored engobes and clear glazes are used, firing is done in her electric kiln.

“My sculptures are constructed intuitively. I like to see the personality develop as I work. My goal is to make whimsical creatures that create a pleasant presence and help evoke good memories.”

Lynn has lived in Berkeley Springs, WV for twenty years, and enjoys playing a role in its growing arts community.  She is the Treasurer and manager of the Ice House Artists Co-Op, and on the Board of the Morgan Arts Council.

Carrot Patch Pottery is based at her home, and Lynn offers classes on a limited basis.  She also works with MAC’s Art Integration program that sponsors art education in the Morgan County schools, by pairing artists with art teachers in special programs for the students.  Her project is teaching intermediate school children about endangered animals, while they learn basic ceramic techniques while making animals in clay.