Lauren Jawer of Belle Terre Ceramics knew early on that a paint brush would be part of her creative future. She trained to become a textile designer at Moore College of Art after getting a BA in Studio Art from Kenyon College in 1984. She became part of the famed garment district in NYC designing scarves for the Liz Claiborne corporation. In the early 1990’s she learned that the corporation was going to begin sending their printed scarf designs to China for production. It was a life changing event for everyone in the industry and a great disappointment as she watched the industry fade away.
In the early 2000’s her family had the opportunity to become Washington residents and moved to San Juan Island. On the island Lauren reinvented herself and became a ceramic artist. Lauren has transferred her love of textile art to her ceramic production, as she continues to “be a maker of usable and accessibly priced products which provide esthetic joy to many”.
Ten years ago, Lauren named her new company Belle Terre Ceramics, because her work reflects the beauty of the flora and fauna that surrounds her on San Juan Island. We invite you to peruse her website www.belleterreceramics.com