Yasai (detail) 2009

Yasai (detail) 2009

SculptureExhibitions

I am a ceramic artist living in Yakima, Washington. My work is primarily abstract and sculptural. I am influenced by plant life, especially fruit and exotic and aquatic plants.

I show my work regularly in galleries in Central Washington as well as in exhibitions around the country. 

Upcoming Events

Biomorph, a show of my sculpture and paintings by Laura Ahola-Young runs January 6 - February 6, 2014 at Esvelt Gallery at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA.

SRAM Supported Botany, 2012

SRAM Supported Botany, 2012

Writing & Exploration

If you would like to learn more about my sculpture, my inspiration, my processes or what I think about in the studio, please visit my blog. I regularly post photos or videos of my work in the studio and write about my work and my exhibitions. During the academic year, I sometimes write about my experiences in the classroom.

 

Throwing in my studio, 2012

Throwing in my studio, 2012

 Teaching

I run the ceramic studio at Yakima Valley Community College where I also teach Art Appreciation and Design classes. I teach wheel throwing hand-building classes.

Teaching is an important part of who I am. The process and experience of making art and the act and habit of teaching are completely interwoven in my life. I have been teaching ceramics and art classes, in some capacity, for more than a decade.