The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Laura Mecklenburger

MFA (Ceramics)
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101D Ceramics
Laura Mecklenburger received her BA from Swarthmore College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and spent a year as the first Special Student in Ceramics at Tyler School of Art before beginning in the Ceramics department at Penn State. Her work here in clay, mixed media, drawing, and performance, uses installations based in ritual and magic to address vulnerability, self-defense, and self-transformation, particularly in the LGBT community. Laura has taught introductory Ceramics at Penn State and through the Claymobile in Philadelphia, and she is a trained facilitator for workshops in critical multiculturalism. Several of her smaller works are currently for sale at BellaDonna Herbs in Lemont, PA.