Laurie Shaman is a ceramic artist based in Chicago.

View the gallery page on this site to see examples of my artwork, check for galleries around the country where my artwork can be seen in person, and please feel free to contact me to inquire about pricing of my ceramics, custom work and commissions.

Studio Visits

Visits to my studio, at 4001 N. Ravenswood in Chicago, are possible by appointment. Contact me to arrange a time to look at available work, or to discuss the possibility of making vessels, tiles, or wall pieces with your specifications in mind.

Thanks for visiting this site and please check back from time to time for an updated list of events and new work.

2014 Exhibitions & Events

Saturday, May 31, Hours: 10 - 5
Open House & Studio Sale
4001 N. Ravenswood, #505
Welcome Spring and Summer! New work for tabletop and wall, come in for a visit and refreshments while youĠre out and about. Get Directions.

June 6 - September 7
National Teapot Show IX
Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

Sunday, June 22, 2-5 PM
Demo & Tea: Drawn to Clay
Higham Hall, Lake District, England
A visual presentation of a painterly approach to ceramics. With connections to Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District, Laurie's work has evolved from functionally based-forms to hand-built pieces incorporating her interest in drawing. See demos using ceramic underglazes to draw images of animals, figures, landscapes and the natural world.

Saturday - Sunday, October 4 & 5, Hours: 10 - 5
13th Annual RAW Tour of Arts and Industry
I will be particiating in the 13th annual Ravenswood ArtWalk Tour of Arts & Industry and Chicago Artists Month. Visit innovative and creative businesses and studios in the thriving Ravenswood corridor! My Open House and Studio Sale is located in the heart of Ravenswood and the arts tour at: 4001 N. Ravenswood, #505. Get Directions.

Friday - Sunday, December 5 - 7
15th Annual Holiday Open House & Studio Sale
4052 N. Western, Chicago, IL
Held at the studios of Ed Hinkley & Eric Jensen, please join Ed, Eric, Diane McKeever, Guy Nicol and myself for our festive studio tradition that features ceramics, paintings and photography.




All photos © Peter Kiar.

Ceramic art by Laurie Shaman may be seen at the following galleries and shops:

Tamarack Gallery, Omena, MI
Jura Silverman Gallery, Spring Green, WI
AKAR, Iowa City, IA
Main Street Coffeehouse, Chincoteague Island, VA
Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Illinois Artisans Shop, Chicago, IL

Public Art Installation

In the Swim
Hayes Park Natatorium

A six-panel ceramic mural "In the Swim," commissioned by the Public Art Program, City of Chicago, was installed in October and is now on view at the Hayes Park Natatorium located at 2936 W. 85th Street in the Ashburn-Wrightwood community. Images of the mural will appear on my website soon!

Map to Hayes Park Natatorium »


Recent Publications

500 Ceramics

I'm pleased to have three pieces selected appearing in the recently published The Best of the 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay by Lark Books

500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, Written by Ray Hemachandra and Julia Galloway. Published by Lark Books, October 2010

Published October 2010. Order this book on Amazon.com!

Links to some of my pieces which appear in this book of contemporary ceramics:



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