CountyPrince George's County
Artist StatementI am fascinated by repetitive forms found in nature, in patterns that seem to make sense out of chaos. Most of my installations reflect the notion of a moment captured in time, a liberal nod to a concept originally from the Japanese tea ceremony, “ichi-go ichi-e,” which translated means something close to “in one lifetime, one meeting” or “once in a lifetime.”
Laurel Lukaszewski is a Prince George's County, Maryland based artist who creates installations and sculptures primarily from clay. Her work is influenced by a love of rhythms and patterns found in nature and her study of and work with Japan over the past three decades.
Laurel has shown her ceramic sculpture throughout the United States and abroad in solo and group exhibitions as well as international art fairs. In 2015, her work was exhibited at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as part of the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies Program.
In 2014, Laurel founded White Point Studio in Mt. Rainer, MD. She was a visiting artist at Seattle’s Pottery Northwest in summer 2008 and the 2009 ARTworks artist-in-residence at the Holland Hall School in Tulsa, OK.
She currently serves on the boards of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the U.S. Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA).