Lisa Orr 
Austin, Texas

Lisa Orr completed an MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1992.  She has been awarded a Fulbright and National Endowment for the Arts fellowship through Mid-America Arts Alliance.  Orr teaches high school ceramics in Austin, Texas, and travels extensively for lectures and workshops. She creates low-fire pottery intended for use in everyday life. Though rooted in the deep history of ceramics, her forms are fluid and often gently asymmetrical—a combination of the clay’s natural expression and her own inspiration in the moment.  Her slip work and relief decorations along with her rich colors suggest images of sky, coral reef, or flowers in bloom.  The work is a riot of color, energy, memories, and emotion, all of which come together to create finished work that is cohesive and confident.