”The joy, for me, is in the making.”
Lois attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as a Radio & TV major. Pursuing her love of Radio, she began a career that extended into music television programming, and a long stint at VH-1. Although she always had a knack (ok, an obsession) for “making things”, it was during this time she discovered pottery.
Moving to London for business, Lois found herself surrounded by a rich history in pottery and tableware design. “The British consider Ceramics and clay work a fine art . I found myself constantly exposed to wonderful antique and contemporary work. I fell head over heels in love.”
Upon returning to the states, Lois began working in earnest as a potter. Largely influenced by Antonio Gaudi, Eva Zeisel, and the NY Skyline. Her work looks toward organic shapes, vivid color, and texture for inspiration. Her signature “Beady” glaze is tactile and begs to be touched. “Don’t take me to a museum. I touch everything. I like to feel things, which is perhaps why i’m drawn to tactile arts, like fiber and clay”.
Lois’ tableware is hand thrown porcelain, which is extremely strong and durable. “My work is made to be used and enjoyed. I want my work to be part of people’s everyday lives. That little something that contributes to the uniqueness of one’s surroundings.”
Lois hand-makes all her work in her Brooklyn, NY studio. She is also an avid knitter and handspinner, a maker of messes, and a pretty damn fine cook. Must love cats.
For a more in-depth look into the studio, take a look at “It’s Who You Know”, a series of short films created by longtime friends Scott E. Moore and Eric Feldman.