Lori Keenan Watts (aka me) is a potter, gardener, and avid reader from Augusta, Maine.Though I started my university education in surface design for fabric, clay quicky grabbed me by the heart and redirected my creative impulses. I have been a potter for almost 25 years -- hard to believe. The most valuable years of my ceramic education were spent in graduate study at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, under the tutalage of Dan Anderson and Paul Dresang.
My aesthetic is guided by my love of the material itself. What fascinates me and makes a pot compelling for me is the clay-ness of clay: the squooshiness that becomes the adamantine solidity. I also like unexpected proportions. I am obstinate about this aesthetic, to a pont which might be called pig-headed, but hey, if you don't like what you make, why bother?
My happy little family also includes my husband, musician and photographer (and author of the eclectic blog Tispaquin's Revenge) Doug Watts; and five cats, one dog, and two turtles, all foundlings and rescues of one stripe or another.
You can email me at email@example.com, though I admit I am not the best at responding in a timely manner; just fair warning.
Thanks for reading!