Incredibly enriching and even life-saving, contemporary modes of connectivity can also miss the mark, end up a mess. A tangled cord, a dangling phrase, a feeble synapse, a knotted net. Through ever-webbing and deepening systems however, we keep reaching out, casting lines, seeking intersection. Sometimes we overlap, treasuring that tingling dopamine blast at the ting of a message. It could change our lives, love is near, an answer awaits. These intimate, hand-made porcelain and fiber forms explore habitual communicative modes, making visceral and real the shifting power of words and their invisible contextual threads.
— Stephanie Lanter
Stephanie Lanter has been an artist and educator working in clay, fiber, and more since 2000. Currently the Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Emporia State University in Kansas, she previously taught at Washburn and Wichita State Universities. She was one of the founding resident artists at the Red Lodge Clay Center in 2006, and also has had residencies at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Mendocino Arts Center. In 2004 she was the first Jentel/Archie Bray Foundation “Critic at the Bray.”
Along with exhibiting internationally, she has written for and been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics, Art and Perception. She received a 2010 Kansas Arts Commission Collaboration Grant to support the interdisciplinary installation, community outreach, and publication series, The Waiting Room Projects, a collaboration led by Marguerite Perret and in conjunction with Bruce Scherting, Robin Lasser, Sarah Smarsh, and others. She received an MFA from Ohio University in 2002 and a BA from Xavier University in 1998.