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LSP Porcelain

Denver, CO

“My work is the result of my interests in pattern design, interiors, and minimalism. Making pottery allows me to combine all of my interests and as a form of meditation. The repetition and tedious nature of pot-making allows me to relieve any nervous energy in a positive and productive way. My work is about simple design and comfort.”

 
 
LG Planter
150.00
 

A Q&A with Lori Piecyk, owner of LSP Porcelain

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Sleepy Hollow, IL. It’s a little suburb outside Chicago. I wanted to go to college out of state but it was too expensive, so I made sure to get out ASAP after I graduated from Northern IL University. I moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico first to live with my best friend, but found Denver to have more of what I was looking for in terms of artistic opportunities.

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a creative path?

I’ve been interested in art ever since childhood. I was always more specifically drawn to craft arts and interior design. I narrowed my medium of choice down in college and feel like I found my place in ceramics as a way to combine my interests of interior design, illustration and pattern design.

What album/song are you currently listening to?

I’ve been listening to a lot of “Man Man” lately and their newest album. They’ve been one of my favorites for years.

Do you have a favorite piece you’ve made?

Right now my favorite forms are my double neck vases. They’ve changed over time starting from early attempts to make flasks, and ended up larger and with more appendages. They’re challenging and take a lot of time, but when they turn out it’s a great feeling!

What was the last concert/show you attended?

I work part time at Common Grounds, a coffeehouse in North Denver, so they’re really fueling my caffeine addiction. It’s a great little neighborhood place where I know most customers by name and really feel a part of the community.

It's the weekend. What do you see yourself doing?

On my days off I try and make time to get out of the city and hike or camp. If that’s too much I’m probably getting together with friends, having a beer, and taking it easy and having good conversation.

Are you self taught?

Much of my technical education was from my professor and grad assistants in college where I got my BFA in Ceramics. After that I’ve continued to learn and grow from my studio mates, many of whom are teachers and have decades of experience under their belts.

Do you have a favorite coffee/tea spot?

I work part time at Common Grounds, a coffeehouse in North Denver, so they’re really fueling my caffeine addiction. It’s a great little neighborhood place where I know most customers by name and really feel a part of the community.