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Brenda  Lichman

Making things is important to me. It is the way that I ground myself and connect to people and the world around me. This is true, whether I am in the kitchen preparing food, or in the studio working on my pots. For me, there’s great satisfaction in creating something from scratch and putting it out into the world for others to enjoy.

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Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Tea Pot - Crimson Laurel Gallery

Tea Pot
Celidon

Ceramic
5.5 x 6.5 x 5 in
$ 160.00
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Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Tea Pot - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Tea Pot
Celidon
Ceramic    
5.5 x 6.5 x 5 in
$ 160
BLO31
 
Brenda  Lichman Bowl
Bowl
Ceramic    
$ 49
BLO18
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Lidded Jar - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Jar
Celadon
Ceramic    
9 x 6.5 x 6.5 in
$ 90
BLO34
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Lidded Jar - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Lidded Jar
Celadon
Ceramic    
9.5 x 7 x 7 in
$ 185
BLO43
 
Brenda  Lichman renda Lichman - Mug - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Mug
Ceramic    
3 x 5 x 4.5 in
$ 49
BLO20
 
Brenda  Lichman Mug
Mug
Ceramic    
3 x 5 x 4.5 in
$ 49
BLO19
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Oval Dish  - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Oval Dish
Celadon
Ceramic    
11.5 x 12 x 5 in
$ 68
BLO46
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Oval Dish  - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Oval Dish
Celadon
Ceramic    
11.5 x 12 x 5 in
$ 68
BLO44
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Pitcher - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Pitcher
Celadon
Ceramic    
10.5 x 7 x 6 in
$ 180
BLO42
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Plate  - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Plate
Celadon
Ceramic    
1 x 8.5 x 8.5 in
$ 64
BLO49
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Plate  - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Plate
Celadon
Ceramic    
1 x 8.5 x 8.5 in
$ 64
BLO50
 
Brenda  Lichman Brenda Lichman - Serving Bowl  - Crimson Laurel Gallery
Serving Bowl
Flashing Slip
Ceramic    
4 x 10 x 10 in
$ 210
BLO41
 
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Brenda  Lichman

Brenda Lichman

Brenda Lichman Biography

Brenda Lichman grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  She received her B.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1998 and her M.F.A. in ceramics with a minor in drawing from the University of North Texas in 2002. 

In 2008, Brenda curated and organized “Line to Volume”, an exhibition of thirty nationally known ceramic artists for the NCECA conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  Brenda was named, “Emerging Artist” from Ceramics Monthly Magazine in May of 2009 and has been published in books such as “Surface Design for Ceramics” and “500 Teapots, Volume 2”.

Currently, Brenda is a studio potter in Wichita, Kansas where she also teaches ceramics, community arts, and drawing at Wichita State University.  Her work is represented by Red Lodge Clay Center, AKAR, Sante Fe Clay & the Dallas Pottery Invitational.

Brenda Lichman Statement

Making things is important to me.  It is the way that I ground myself and connect to people and the world around me.  This is true, whether I am in the kitchen preparing food, or in the studio working on my pots.  For me, there’s great satisfaction in creating something from scratch and putting it out into the world for others to enjoy. 

It is important to me that my pots carry a sense of having been touched.  Working my hands over the entire surface of the piece allows me to physically connect to it, instilling it with my own liveliness and identity.  The pots begin on the wheel, and are later altered off the wheel by stretching, massaging, pulling and pushing the clay outwards.  This process creates a sense of volume that celebrates generosity and strength.

In most of my work, I accent the form with a thickly applied slip that allows me to create soft, fluid contours. These luscious lines can allude to the graceful movement of a feminine gesture or even to the rich creaminess of homemade hummus or a swirl of melting frozen yogurt.  Atmospheric firing intensifies this richness, bringing out the butteriness of a glaze, or adding zest by activating the vibrant color of a flashing slip.

I strive to make beautiful pots that bring balance, energy, and enjoyment to the table.

 

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