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Lynn Duryea

Lynn Duryea


Website https://www.lynnduryea.com/


Professor Emerita of Art at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, Lynn Duryea has returned to Maine full-time, working at Sawyer Street Studios, an artist-owned facility in South Portland, and in her Deer Isle studio. She is a Founding Trustee of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle ME, and was Program Coordinator and Artist-in-Residence for The Watershed Workshop for People with HIV/AIDS. Lynn was a recipient of the Maine Crafts Association 2012 Master Craft Award and the Maine Arts Commission Artist Fellowship in 2018. She was an Emerging Artist at the 2004 NCECA Conference (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) and the first visual artist to receive Portland, Maine’s YWCA Women of Achievement Award. Lynn’s work has been widely exhibited and is represented in numerous publications and collections. She earned her MFA from the University of Florida. Although clay is her primary focus, Lynn employs multiple materials to construct minimalist sculptures in a variety of scales. The work is inspired by and makes reference to many kinds of structures: these range from abstractions of letters of the alphabet to industrial and architectural elements, as well as tools and implements. The intent is to refer to these structures rather than replicate them. Surfaces are generated by means of layering and wearing away of materials, to suggest weathering and the passage of time.