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12 inch stoneware vase $90.00

slab platter with applied design $85.00

columbine platter, $60.00 and bowls, $20.00 each

lidded soup tureen $75.00

blue and tan platter with handles $60.00

porcelain with interior colored frit crackle

porcelain with celadon glaze and colored frit crackle

$50.00 each

vintage native american jewelry that Lynn carries in the gallery
Santo Domingo tab turquoise necklace, assorted bracelets

Lynn Lemmon-Oliver
Penrose, Colorado

Background and education

BA in psychology and education CU Boulder, 1975
MA in curriculum development Lesley Univ., 1998
Workshops in clay 1971-present


Art teacher, Penrose school 1982-1992
Social Studies teacher, Florence High School 1992-2007
Private stained glass instructor; Glasstone studio 1982-1985
Private pottery instructor; various studios 1978-1985
Owner of clay production studio, "Glasstone studio", Penrose, Co 1976-present
Owner of Blue Spruce Gallery, Florence, CO 2000-present

Galleries and Stores

Commonwheel Gallery; Manitou Springs, CO 1982-present
Gold Hill Store; Gold Hill, CO 1984-present
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; gift shop 1985-1988
Southwest Territory; Old Colorado City, CO 1985-1990
Deming Fine Art Center; Deming, New Mexico 1990-1994
Canon City Fine Art center; Canon City, Co 1990-present
Renaissance Festival; Larkspur, CO 1992-2008
Filthy Wilma’s; Manitou Springs, CO 2000-2007
Blue Spruce Gallery; Florence, CO 2000-present
The Opera House Gallery; Saratoga, Wyo. 2004-2006

Juried Shows and Awards

Eastern Wyoming Art show, 3rd place, stained glass 1980
Art on the Arkansas, Canon City, Co 1982-1996 First place in clay, functional 1994
Commonwheel Labor Day Show 1984-2004
Carved blackware. Native American inspired. Commonwheel 1984 (solo)
Own your Own; Sangre de Cristo center, Pueblo, Co 1984, 1985
Three colors; variations on a glaze theme. Commonwheel 1986 (solo)
Multi-media; sculpture, painting, clay. Commonwheel 1990 (solo)
Earth and Water, aquatic themes. Commonwheel 1992 (solo)
Colorado Clay Invitational, Fremont Center for the Arts 1994
Nines; multi-media show, Fremont center for the Arts 2003
The Oliver Family show, Blue Spruce Gallery 2007

Lynn Lemmon-Oliver
Artists Statement

Lynn has spent all of her adult life involved on a daily basis with art, mostly clay.
As a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder she took private lessons in clay techniques.
She also enrolled in weaving classes, stained glass classes and woodworking classes.
But it was the clay that held her attention. Although the loom is still warped and the colorful sheets of
glass wait for that special project that comes along occasionally, clay claims the bulk of her studio time.
Her designs and colors are influenced primarily by time spent with nature. Her childhood included months on the
isolated shores of Lake Michigan and long walks in the nearby forests. Her student teaching was in part on the
Navajo reservation in Arizona, where she reveled in the stillness and power of the desert canyons.
In the summer of 2005 she spent six weeks in Valdai Russia, where she reclaimed the inner stillness and
wonder at the simplicity of life.

Working primarily in stoneware clay, her blue, green, tan and brown glazes reflect the lakes and deserts of her
wanderings. Her raku ware can also be found at many of her galleries, a form that takes the artist by surprise
with the vibrant metallic colors and the intensity of the firing. Her new work is in porcelain, using crackle
frits for luminescent color. Recently retired from teaching, Lynn looks forward to spending even more of her
time at her gallery, The Blue Spruce, and in her studio experimenting with form and color. She may even
finish the weaving on the loom and that long-promised glass piece for a relative.

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