Diane Martin Lublinski

Artist Statement

My ceramic work is defined by my love of the human form.

A childhood love of fantasy finds its way into my work. I express the absurdity of life while drawing influence from unexpected sources like the lyrics of music and nursery rhymes.

I have a clear vision of a finished piece before I start. With this idea in mind I immediately get started with a combination of wheel thrown pieces, coils and slabs. I alter by pinching, cutting and adding clay until my idea emerges.

My pieces are decorated with colored slips and underglazes while still wet and then fired to 1830°. After adding pigmented washes and glazes my final firing to 2232° completes the process.

-- Diane Martin Lublinski

Bio

Diane was born in New York City and grew up in South Florida where she continues to make her home. Born of Cuban Spanish parents gave her a rich multi cultural upbringing. Before devoting herself full time to ceramics Diane spent nearly 15 years raising her children. Since then she has developed a signature style of creating whimsical ceramic sculptures defined by her love of the human form.Over the course of Diane’s career in clay she has participated in over 200 juried exhibitions and accumulated over 100 awards and accolades. Including 15 Best in Show and 25 First, Second Place Awards. In 2009 she was juried into the National Association of Women Artist, the oldest fine art organization of women artist’s in the U.S.Diane is represented by 6 galleries scattered through Florida, California, Missouri and North Carolina. Her work is included in numerous private art collections throughout the U.S.

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