I’m Laura, the founder and creator behind Slow Drawl Studios. I’m based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I went to school and graduated with a studio art degree with an emphasis in ceramics. I’ve been making pots since 2015, but got lucky enough to start creating full-time in 2020.
My goal with Slow Drawl is to remind you of the little moments that we may look past during our busy and stressful days. I believe everyone deserves something that brings us joy and brightens our mood, and what better way to do that than using a handmade mug born out of the spirit of wonder, creativity, and childlike emotion? These are the feelings I have while I create and I hope that shows through to anyone who sees my ceramics.
Pottery is something that takes time. There are hours and hours that go into each and every pot I make, and the energy it takes to put meaning into this slow craft is one that I look forward to experiencing for years to come. In both my art and my daily life, I try to incorporate bursts of life and joy that radiates outward and into the lives of others. I love seeing folks smile when they see my pots. I love being able to supply functional art to those who need some bright spots in their life.
I get many questions about where my inspiration comes from. I have been through some tough times in my life, but having the ability to be creative gives me a chance to process through those times. Using color, pattern and design expresses the joys I have in being able to grow and heal in ways I've never experienced in the past.
People have been using the gift of creating functional pottery from the earth for thousands of years, and the ancient tradition that has been molded and changed over time eventually led itself to my little life. I am grateful to practice a craft that has been around for so long and has helped so many civilizations thrive. It certainly found me in a time of my life where I needed something that would bring me back to the earth and its roots, and ultimately, back to myself.
Thank you all for your constant love and support,