Lauren Nauman

Bursary Winner 2016


Lauren Nauman graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Ceramics & Glass in 2016. During this time, she developed a new technique with her series Lines and was selected for the RJ Washington Bursary and Woo Scholarship. She also held multiple design internships and created tableware for the Tate Modern’s new building, Switch House restaurant.

After graduation, her pieces were acquired by collections at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, UK and Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Seoul, South Korea. She participated in multiple shows including NCECA, Saatchi Gallery’s Collect, Craft Central’s Talent! and Ceramic Art London where she was awarded the Newcomer Award and ended her first year with the One Year On exhibition at New Designers London.

Prior to this, she completed a BA in Art Education with a concentration in ceramics at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, USA, and was selected for a residency at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramic Research Centre.

Nauman has since exhibited at Decorex International with Future Heritage, London and the Crafts Council’s A Future Made: The Miami Edit, Miami, USA; the Young Masters Art Prize where she received the Highly Commended, Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize; Collective Design and The Salon Art + Design with J.Lohmann Gallery in NYC; a Solo Exhibition, Chanced, with Sebastian Schildt Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden where a piece was added to the collection of the National Museum of Stockholm; and most recently was selected for the Parcours Céramique Carougeois Bienneal in Geneva, Switzerland and shortlisted for the upcoming International KOGEI Award in Toyama, Japan.

“The traditional technique of slip casting is central to my practice. I allow the process of mold making in plaster and casting with clay to inform my designs. Although this may seem restrictive, I don’t always use these methods in standard ways. They have simply become the tools to achieve my ideas.”