Laurie Furumoto was born into a rowdy and highly creative family in the foothills in Northern California. She moved to Maui 25 years ago to care take a tropical flower farm and is currently teaching grades 7-12 visual arts.
“A fascination for figuring things out has motivated me to explore a wide range of mediums including ceramics, drawing and painting, fiber arts, metallurgy, printmaking, glass, beading, and recycled materials. My current work at Maui Hands is a synthesis of several of these media. My collection of ceramic bowls is decorated with hand painted silk screen imagery done onto paper and transferred using slip and underglaze. Each piece is textured with different textiles and then finally slumped over plaster molds to shape them.”