Rene LaRue

I am a potter. I am in love with the material and the process. My practice and ideas evolve through making. My work is strongly influenced by the natural environment that I live and play in.

After graduating with a degree in Ceramic Art from North Texas State University in 1977, I briefly pursued becoming a full-time potter. Life intervened and while I dabbled from time to time, it is only after retiring in 2012 that I have once again pursued my passion for clay.

When I am working with clay, I often feel very connected to the past. Making pottery is grounded in human history. I admire the part pottery has played in preserving information about the ways cultures stored and transported goods, as well as its part in ceremony and tradition. The ceramic vessel is a vehicle for telling stories and passing on information to the next generation.

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