Kentucky Tourism

Lynch, Laura George

Louisville, KY


functional pottery

As a native Louisvillian, Laura George Lynch first started working in clay in college. As an art student majoring in drawing at the University of Louisville, she took her first handbuilt pottery class from Ginny Marsh. She became fascinated and continued to take clay classes until finally switching from drawing to clay, graduating with a BFA degree in ceramics in 1998.


Laura set up a studio with a fellow student classmate and eventually five artists were working in a studio together on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville. She got married and had a baby, taking her child with her to the studio. When her daughter was age 7, Laura moved her studio to her home where she now works along with her husband, a mixed media artist.


For many years, Laura created works in clay using hand building techniques. Today she is focusing on all wheel thrown functional porcelain. She likes the whiteness of the porcelain clay and often will leave a portion of it unglazed as a background. Her glaze palette is dominated by greens and blues, and she uses a wide variety of matte glazes. She likes to glaze the inside of her forms differently from the outside and she fires her work in electric kilns to cone 8. Her work is all dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.


Works by Laura George Lynch can be found at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY; Edenside Gallery, Louisville, KY; Kaviar Forge Gallery, Louisville, KY; Damselfly Gallery, Midway, KY; Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY; and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.