Laura Zindel is an artist and designer who combines her passion for ceramics and naturalist illustration into unique housewares and objets d’art. Her work integrates techniques from the Arts & Crafts movement with modern industrial design practices and decorative arts inspired by the natural world.
A ceramist by training, Laura Zindel has always loved to draw with a pencil. Her initial drawings on the surface of clay with a glaze pencil ultimately led her to the transfer process for creating commercial works; her drawings are now silkscreened and printed as enamel transfers. This process also lent itself to repetition, allowing Zindel to create exquisite surface patterns from her drawings on a wide variety of homewares.
Laura Zindel Design, the collaboration of Laura and her husband, Thorsten Lauterbach, has been creating beautiful objects for the home since 1997. Laura and Thor, along with a small staff of artisans, create fine ceramics, dinnerware, and gift items from the converted barn of the Partridge House, a 1778 farmhouse located in Guilford, Vermont.
Laura Zindel's Handmade Ceramics are functional works of art, crafted from earthenware and glazed with non-toxic, low-fire glazes. These items should be hand washed only in warm soapy water with a non-abrasive cloth; they should not be placed in the oven, microwave, or dishwasher and should be used only as serving dishes.
Avoid storing handmade works for long periods of time in direct sunlight, as it may alter the surface of the glaze.
All Laura Zindel tableware is food safe.