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Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi

"I find joy in the anticipation of opening the kiln, when hours of work and design culminate in a finished piece, and in seeing smiles as people discover my work for the first time."

While growing up in Iowa, Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi was fascinated with the vintage items found on her grandmother's dresser. The memory of old button boxes, quilts, and hand-tatted lace inspire objects rich in texture, pattern, and color. Her vibrant palette and intricate shapes are further influenced by tile and mosaic work found in Spain, India, and Morocco, and by women's traditional needlecrafts across the globe.

Transforming vintage designs into contemporary ceramic pieces, Eskenazi strives for a richly textured, organic look. Layering impressions from lace, buttons, and handmade stamps, her work possesses a playful, feminine touch that speaks to contemporary sensibilities with a touch of nostalgia. Her mastery of color, patterning, and attention to detail results in artwork with great visual and tactile appeal.

All pieces are handmade one at a time in Eskenazi's home studio. All glazes are food safe, and leather cord is tied to the foot of most serve ware to allow for hanging when not in use. Driftwood from the Mississippi River is used for the arrowed hearts.

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Ceramic Wall Sculptures
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 105 - $ 115
$ 89.25 - $ 97.75
Denim Hamsa
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Moroccan Hamsa
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Pequena Esperanza
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 115
$ 97.75
Frankie's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Lupe's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Sandra
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 104
$ 88.40
Delores
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
$ 163.20
Camino
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
$ 163.20
Butterfly Garden
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 222
$ 188.70
Annie's Fatty in Yellow
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 104
$ 88.40
Hippy Hippy Shake II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 214
$ 181.90
Marie's Travels
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Margaret
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Baby Radiance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 104
$ 88.40
Maya
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 156
$ 132.60
Adventures of Ali
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 202
$ 171.70
Somebody's Trellis in Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 202
$ 171.70
Dreaming of Barcelona
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 214
$ 181.90
Delia
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 202
$ 171.70
Stained Glass Band
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Bernadine's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 236
$ 200.60
Julia's New Look
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 122
$ 103.70
Bleita's Ballerinas
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Little Cori
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Frida
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
$ 153
Mi Amor
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 210
$ 178.50
Aunt Jules
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 160
$ 136
Rumors about Renee
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 156
$ 132.60
Flowers for Nicole
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 156
$ 132.60
Rumors about Renee in Red
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 164
$ 139.40
Indian Summer
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 184
$ 156.40
Mallory
$ 218
$ 185.30
Miss Mosaic in Yellow
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Black Eyed Susan
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Little Miss Mosaic
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Blue Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Lola's Big Sister
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
$ 163.20
Victoria's Red Fan
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 214
$ 181.90
Lucita's New Shawl
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 214
$ 181.90
Red Cirque Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 122
$ 103.70
Sarah's New Basket
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Miss Kitty's Stars
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Cori's Button
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Blue Top Red Tip
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 122
$ 103.70
For Her
$ 50
$ 42.50
Radiance Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 164
$ 139.40
Bigger Itty Bitty Arch
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 70
$ 59.50
Butterfly Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 282
$ 239.70
Medallion Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Black Medallion Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 112
$ 95.20
Sarah's Basket Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
$ 163.20
Nancy's Fancy, Too!
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Burlap Over Buttons
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 99
$ 84.15
Cori's Kaleidoscope
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 220
$ 187
Pinwheels and Berries
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 192
$ 163.20
Nancy's Blue Heart
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 153
$ 130.05
3 Buttons for Bailey
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 153
$ 130.05
3 Itty Bitties
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 139
$ 118.15
Red Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 97
$ 82.45
Matilda's Tablecloth
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 210
$ 178.50
Sally's Pattern
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 112
$ 95.20
Little Red Flowers
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 153
$ 130.05
Rose Window
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 118
$ 100.30
Little Jester
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 153
$ 130.05
Sophia's Cross
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
$ 238
Peter's Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
$ 153
Secret Valentine
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
$ 153
Cirque Medallion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 112
$ 95.20
Little Valentine
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 153
$ 130.05
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Marion Arts Festival, Marion, Iowa, Marion, Iowa, 2015
American Craft Retailers Expo, Philadelphia & Las Vegas, Philadelphia & Las Vegas, 2015
America's Mart, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015
American Artisan Festival, 2700 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, 2017
St. James Court, 1387 S. 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 2017
Riverwalk Fine Art Fair, Downtown Naperville, Naperville, Illinois , 2015
Fine Art Fair, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois, 2015
One of a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois, 2015