Lori Dudley's love of nature and organic shape comes from growing up in the hills of Pennsylvania. This wooded area boasted a variety of leaves, seeds, pods, lichens, and mosses. Lori enjoys studying every detail and translating their beauty into clay.
Lori first sat down at the wheel during the 70s in West Virginia, followed by a 20-year hiatus while exploring other creative avenues. In that time she designed children's clothing and staged showrooms. Then became an event coordinator for catered events, a PA and Producer for animation projects.
After getting married, Lori became a massage therapist and returned to the wheel more dexterous than ever. Clay resurfaced as a creative medium for Lori to express her love of nature and organic form. Throwing on the wheel is a very centering experience for Lori and is usually the basis for all her sculpted forms.
Lori's work is sensual and emotional, inspired by natural imagery (human, land, sea). Her wheel-thrown and altered pieces range from voluptuous goddess vessels, lovely leaf bowls, imaginative coral sea forms to whimsical animals and amphibians.