Lauren Sandler
The Studio Potter Summer/Fall issue on "Boundaries and Borders"
with guest-editor, Martina Lantin.
my article, "The Transformative Geographies of Murmuration"
A Ceramic Manifesto:Toward an Expansive Future 2009NCECA lecture, 
Recenter:Decolonize the ClayGuest Host of Pots In Action for 1/14-1/28
The theme is Clay in Cultural Context. #PIACulturalContextAbstract Reflection and Ceramics Arts Dailypage 1
"Abstract Reflection" in 
Pottery Making Illustrated
Jan/Feb 2009Page 2
"Abstract Reflection"
Pottery Making Illustrated 
Jan/Feb 2009Page 3
"Abstract Relfection"
Pottery Making Illustrated 
Jan/Feb 2009My Article: Crickets and Clay
In Book: Social Objects
For: Socially Engaged Craft Collective
as part of NCECA exhibition
"Social Objects" at c3:initiative 
in Portland, ORBifurcated Struggles StatementOverlooked Artist StatementRe-collections Exhibition 2014Temenos 2012Artifact Series
2009-2010Liminal Spaces: Pause and PossibilityTeaching Philosophy
Here you will find published articles, artist statements, my teaching philosophy, and selected writings.

Below is my General Artist Statement:

Pinched from clay, touched and imperfect, my work examines the nuanced crevices and broad cracks in the myriad chronicles told by objects. Relics carry a legacy of dismantling and reconstruction, and archive cultural evidence as histories entwine with present moments. Through fragmented forms, allegoric containers and mundane assemblages, I explore stories ignored and erased by systemic boundaries of repression and intimate obstructions.

Torn clay and hand built techniques maneuver in a liminal space of mutable topographies, as allusions to historic vessels engender to highlight interior obfuscated terrain and interrogate exterior dominant perspectives. I construct coiled parables and dislocate every-day items to expose contextual power ascribed to those with more access and greater means. Such compositions question our fixed notions of capacity, and implicate our assumptions of normal, beauty, and worth.

With archetypal pots and quotidian tableau, I summon the still life to demythologize status and inscribe substance in detritus, while the discursive vessel conjures the individual and collective body, and the axis upon which viewpoint and significance turn. Through conjoined iconic profiles, perception and meaning shift as I investigate the struggles at the precipice where oppositional elements converge. My process of bifurcation depicts impact, and the site where movements navigate borders to disrupt ruling narratives. Consequently, these pieces seek to simultaneously disorient, reorient, and reimagine anew. At the interstice of structure and residue, remnants unravel multiple truths, as clay provides a spectrum of possibility where lives manifest and transform in everyday moments and overlooked corners.