Lauryn Axelrod
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Lauryn Axelrod

Lauryn Axelrod is a woodfire potter, writer, and owner of Three Trees Pottery and Stone Bowl Farm in Vermont. She is currently building her community anagama and small “Pajamagama,” and hosts retreats, workshops, residencies, and firings on the farm.


Heidi Kreitchet preparing to stoke the kiln at Pottery West, Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Kelly McLendon, 2010.
Since the 1960s, women in the United States have been wood-firing against the odds. They have persevered through such challenges as discrimination, child-rearing, marriage, divorce, education, apprenticeships, aging, and the intense physical effort that it requires.