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14AbouttheArtistLisaOrrreceivedaBachelorofFineArtsdegreefromtheUniversityofTexasatAustinin1983.Followingseveralyearsofapprenticeshipsworkshopsandpost-baccalaureatestudysheearnedaMasterofFineArtsdegreein1992fromtheNewYorkStateCollegeofCeramicsatAlfredUniversity.OrrhasreceivednumerousgrantsfellowshipsandawardsincludingaFulbrightFellowshiptostudyBulgarianandMacedonianvillageceramics1992-94.HerworkisrepresentedbyseveralprominentceramicsgalleriesacrossthecountryandinnumerousprivateandpubliccollectionssuchastheFineArtsMuseumofSanFranciscotheAmericanMuseumofCeramicArtandtheSanAngeloMuseumofFineArts.Orrco-foundedtheAustin-basedArtofthePotstudiotournowinitstenthyearandisasteadfastadvocatefortheartofstudiopottery.ShealsoresearchedandproducedthreedocumentaryDVDsaboutMexicanFolkpottery.Orrisamultifacetedentrepreneurwholikesomanypotterstodayexploresseveralrevenuestreamsthatcollectivelyallowhertoremainfocusedoncreativeendeavors.ShecurrentlyoperatesastudioinAustinTexasanddivideshertimebetweenstudiopracticeteachingceramicslessonsworkshoptravelfamilyandmaintainingherorganicgarden.AbouttheArtistsWorkBestpresentedwithalovelymealLisaOrrsartworksforthedinnertableoftenrefertotraditionalporcelainwhitewaresbutwithsofterhighlydecoratedformsthatechotheplayfulqualitiesofMexicanearthenware.SolidandstrongyetfluidanddetailedOrrsworkplaysbothendsofthespectrum.AfterstudyingclaymoldfragmentsinmuseumsandantiquatedfactoriesOrrinventedherowneclecticproductionprocessthatcombinesmoldingwheelthrowingandsurfacedecoration.Inspiredbytheabundanceofnaturesheimaginativelytexturesherworkwithstampsslipsandsprigs.Amultihuedpaletteofglazesuniquelyenlivenseachpiece.LisaOrrWalterGropiusMasterArtistSeriesPresentsLisaOrrLunchPlate2013.Earthenwarewithslipssprigsandpolychromealkalineglazes.Imagecourtesyoftheartist.ExhibitionSeptember7-November32013PublicPresentation7p.m.September122013WorkshopFreeFormEarthenwarewithVividDecorationtakesplace9a.m.to4p.m.September13-152013