[CraftBoston] Laura Zindel
Tucked away in a farmhouse in scenic southern Vermont, Laura Zindel creates unique handmade earthenware glazed and adorned with images that are original pencil drawings by Laura herself. Images of leaves, insects, animals and other natural forms are printed with enamel to become a ceramic transfer, applied individually to each piece and then fired permanently to the surface. Laura says that this technique is her modern take on transferware. Appearing in such magazines as InStyle, Lucky, Domino and Elle (to name just a few), her ceramics certainly are catching on and for good reason, they are captivating and make quite a statement on display in your home. In addition to her ceramics, Laura just introduced a new collection of prints in case you are interested.
When I chatted with Laura, she was excited to hear that I had a design blog since she said she recently experienced increased sales since so many have been featuring her work on design blogs. This was wonderful news to me since one reason why I blog is to help spread the word about up and coming artists since it's often so hard for them to advertise and market their product on their own. In Laura's case, it's a little different because she already appeared in magazines before making her rounds on design blogs, but still - it was great to hear the excitement in her voice as I spoke of blogging to her. (design bloggers are making a difference!)
Laura Zindel ceramics are available in galleries throughout the US, or you can view her prices online and email her to place an order. I purchased a dragonfly vessel in soft blue and white that I find myself looking at throughout the day because it's simply so pretty. I plan to use it in my new studio space, maybe to plant a bulb in...
For the locals, if you missed her at CraftBostonn, you can catch her at the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, MA during Memorial Day weekend May 27-29, 2006.
Learn more about our day at CraftBoston here.
(photo of booth snapped by us, all other photos from Laura Zindel, many from a disc she gave me. If you'd like copies for your blog, please let me know or contact Laura directly.)