Selden Durgom Lamoureux
Selden Durgom Lamoureux has been creating functional pieces for over 30 years. Her aim is to create pieces that are both beautiful to look at and a joy to use. Currently based in Bynum, NC her work can be found at the Goathouse Gallery, Pittsboro, NC, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, as well as her backyard studio Earth Ox Pottery.
She draws inspiration from the environment around her, working with organic material, such as bamboo leaves and dogwood flowers, to create decorative additions to functional pieces. She also draws inspiration from potters she's worked with such as Sid Oakley, Brad Tucker, Jennifer Siegel and Siglinda Scarpa, who have influenced her by their friendship and extraordinary craftsmanship and artistry.
Although she has been a production potter since 1980, Selden's work changed radically in 2009 when she first met Siglinda Scarpa, an Italian artist now settled in the Pittsboro NC area. Siglinda's influence is evident in the hand sculpted lids Selden makes.
Selden's pieces are designed for everyday use, even as she incorporates more sculptural elements modeled on the plants and animals around her that add a bit of whimsy and just a touch of magic to her work.