Laura Jean McLaughlin received an MFA in ceramics from West Virginia University. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 galleries and museums, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Art, the Ohio Craft Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Delf Norona Museum, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the Baltimore Institute of Art and the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Laura Jean is a recipient of the Maggie Milono Memorial Award from the Carnegie Museum of Art as well as three prestigious residencies from Kohler Company in Wisconsin. She is represented by Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, OH and Borelli Edwards Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Laura Jean’s ceramic work has been featured in various periodicals, including: Germany’s New Ceramics, Korean Ceramic Art Monthly, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, American Style, and American Craft Magazine. In addition, her work is featured in the following books: Confrontational Ceramics, 500 Figures, 500 Teapots, 500 Bowls, 500 Cups, and Poetic Expressions of Mortality.

Laura Jean received an NEA Grant to conduct a workshop at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a Mid-Atlantic grant for a large mosaic installation in Baltimore, and a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship at WVU. Her work is in the collection of the City of Pittsburgh, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Whole Foods Market, the Porter-Price Collection, Kohler Art Center, Kohler Company and HBO in New York.

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