We love that porcelain and installation artist Lucrecia Waggoner is unveiling her latest collection of works via a solo exhibition entitled Expressions of Nature at Dallas’ Samuel Lynne Galleries.
In this collection, Waggoner integrates elements of nature, inspired by global cultures, the scenic landscapes of Texas and Mexico, and the celestial atmosphere of the night sky. Some referencing the seasons, the pieces use exquisite detail to remind the eye of pink and orange sunsets, crisp silver frost, and deep autumn warmth.
When asked about her pursuit of refined ceramic art, Waggoner jokes that she was “sick of making ashtrays for my guests to break in my bar” and that is a mission accomplished because the techniques she has mastered produce stunning pieces to be admired, yet far too fine to handle.
There are many things that make Waggoner stand out in any crowd, but especially that of sculptors and ceramicists. Most obvious isher warm beauty, modern style, and charming, witty Latin personality. Her amazing eye for detail and patient hand for manipulating fragile materials are most striking when viewing her works.
Each show takes a full eight months to create – and, each of the hundreds of pieces takes at least eight weeks from conception to completion. The current show includes four installations that each has more than 100 pieces. One twelve-piece installation is especially complex having multi-layered pieces that range from 10” to 24”. Like fingerprints, every piece that Waggoner creates is completely unique.