About the Artist
Through their elemental shapes and seductive surfaces, Lynn Duryea’s terracotta and mixed media sculptures suggest the architectural, structural, and mechanical elements of the familiar. The softly geometric, resilient and minimal forms generate feelings of contemplation and quietude, simplicity and stillness. The layering of ceramic materials is employed in both a physical and conceptual manner, using nuance of color and surface to suggest the passage of time and the effects of age and weathering.
Lynn Duryea has maintained studios in Maine since 1975, on Deer Isle and in South Portland. She is a founding trustee of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle and a co-founder of Sawyer Street Studios, an artist-owned ceramic facility in South Portland. Now Professor Emerita of Art at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, she earned an MFA from the University of Florida in 2002. Duryea received the 2012 Master Craft Award from the Maine Crafts Association, and was the first visual artist to receive Portland, Maine’s YWCA Women of Achievement Award. Her work has been widely published and is in numerous private and public collections.
Preferred Audiences: Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Disciplines: Ceramic, Sculpture, Ceramic, Crafts
DuryeaLynnPO Box 2482
South Portland ME 04116