Lori Dresner is a ceramic artist best known for her sculpture and pottery.
Lori received a BFA in Ceramics from The Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Ceramics from the University of Michigan. Lori also holds an MFA in Video Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursued a career in international advertising which took her to Paris, France until 2008. Her travels and life experiences influence her art as she interprets the connection we share with nature, environment and family.
Lori’s hand-built work revolves around imaginary characters interacting in illusory surroundings. Lori uses porcelain to construct asymmetrical vessels that serve as a blank canvas. Her playful characters interact with each other in imagined situations, a lighthearted balance between fiction and form. Her art of fantasy serves as a release of worry and tension in a troubled and uncertain world. Lori’s hope is that these creations bring a smile to your face, lighten your thoughts and help you not take life too seriously.
“The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” — Frank Zappa