What clay body do you use?
Primary forming method?
Primary firing temperature?
Favorite surface treatment?
" I love to constantly experiment with textures, surfaces and colors. Love them all."
"The immigrant dreams"
"Bar-Mitzvahs and weddings"
Describe your studio environment.
"My yellow purse was magical it made me
believe that everything was possible"
"Outlived Franco to Shop at Trader Joe's"
How/Where do you market and sell your artwork?
"Dreaming of one of those never-ending nights. An enchanted night."
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
"To those that gave me my voice"
"Window of opportunity"
Did you come to ceramics from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
"La Tia Pola"
How have you have taken your experience as a well-established maker in the field and passed that knowledge along to your other artists?
"La Señorita Alicia"
"RBG on her way to the opera"
"The blue purse on the purple shelf"
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
"Messengers and the Queen; Michelle Obama, Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth and Eleanor Roosevelt"
"They became professionals"
Lilly Lerner has worked as a clay artist for the last 18 years. The body of Lilly’s work depicts the elements of daily living, mostly women’s purses that tell stories about their human journey.
Lilly studied ceramics at the Glassell School. More recently, she was a member of the Nosami Studio, where she worked and showed her art. Currently, she has relocated to the Texas hill county (Kerrville), where she is setting up a ceramics studio.