Lauren Sandler
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Lauren Sandler

Lauren Sandler’s work investigates cultural narratives and amplifies interdependence through the discursive vessel. She holds a MFA in ceramics from Penn State University, and undergraduate degrees in anthropology and ceramics from Ithaca College and SUNY New Paltz, respectively. Lauren lives in upstate New York and teaches at Skidmore College. Contact her at

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Contemporary ceramics is a truly pluralistic art form. With a layered and vast history, ceramics has found its way into all genres and corners of the art world.
Conjoined Geographies, 2016. Pit-fired, hand-built earthenware with terra sigillata and glaze, 14 x 24 x 6 in. All photographs by the author.
As communities, we can criminalize, stigmatize, and incarcerate, erect rigid confines, and designate borders. Or, through collective endeavor, we can provide access, allow movement, and foster an interdependent web of supportive resources.