Many talented artists this year are working around the clock to get their custom pieces and resins ready for BreyerFest fans in July. However, today’s spotlight artist, who is joining us all the way from Alaska, is not prepping custom resins or painting finish work on models. She is producing some amazing pottery featuring some of our favorite medallions!
Meet Laura Brown of Muddy Raven Studio!
Looking out the window of the school bus as a young child and imagining a black stallion racing alongside was not an uncommon dream for Laura. She was born loving horses and doesn’t remember a time where she wasn’t thinking about them! Laura wished for a real horse for many years, but in an Army family that relocated constantly, the was never an opportunity for her to make this dream a reality. However, her passion and love for horses never wavered.
Along with horses, pottery was something that Laura was always interested in and dabbled with the art throughout high school and college. A few years later she started taking official lessons at a studio to perfect her skills.
Laura credits her inspiration to her dear friend and fellow artist, Rayvin Maddock, and loves Rayvin’s tutorials and how well they translate to clay art! With Rayvin’s permission, Laura has made a mold of the Gyzmo medallion, which has found its way into Laura’s mug designs! Everything she makes is out of porcelain and is microwave, dishwasher, and food safe. Her goal down the line is to glaze earthware and porcelain horses like some of the great ceramic artists such as Kristina Lucas-Francis or Karen Y. Gerhardt.
Everything about the model horse hobby excites Laura. She loves how you can buy a Breyer model that’s been sculpted or designed by one of the current artists you admire and love! Her collection is growing and she loves to collect ceramic horses along side resins and plastic models.
Laura first learned about BreyerFest from advertisements in a JAH magazine. Traveling a lot as a young child made the opportunity to attend very hard and currently living in Alaska has provided its challenges in getting to Kentucky. However, Laura attended her first BreyerFest last year virtually and loved every minute! She is ecstatic at being able to attend again and selling in the Artisans’ Gallery for the first time. She is excited to showcase her mugs and her medallion pieces. She loves anything with spots so people can expect to see lots of appaloosas, pintos, and other fun realistically-glazed pieces! Check out Laura’s unique pieces here!
We have another exciting announcement for fans right here on the BreyerFest Blog this afternoon, so be sure to check back!
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