What if I do this?

Laurie Canfield: Sunshine Sunflower Ceramics

Laurie Canfield, of Sunshine Sunflower Ceramics, is a proud mom, artist, art educator, and museum lover. She has dreamed of being an artist since she was a little girl, and began studying ceramics while earning her Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg. She began teaching art and earned her Master's Degree in Art Education in 2011 from the University of Florida.

Like her flock of inspiration suggests, she persisted in her dream!

In 2016, she made it her goal to get back to creating her own artwork. Her artistic process is to ask herself, “What if I do this?”, and then she does it to see what happens. She enjoys experimenting and pushing the medium of ceramics by altering wheel thrown pieces and adding elements such as glass, wire, sticks, reeds, geodes, and anything else that looks interesting.

A look at Laurie in the studio:

And her work in process:

She currently teaches children's classes at Wayne Art Center and Chester County Art Association. She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with her husband and children, and their two naughty dachshunds. 

It's always sunny at Laurie's website - wear your sun specs!