Lori Garrabrant is a ceramic artist and has been an artist member of the AAN since 2010. She holds a degree in fine arts and psychology from the University of Vermont as well as a certification in art education from Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
Prior to opening her own studio in late 2019, Lori’s professional life has been dedicated to arts education in both public and private schools for both children and adults. As Education Director of the Artists Association of Nantucket for many years, Lori was instrumental in the planning and design of the studios at the Visual Arts Center, and led the education team in the creation of robust new programming and outreach, including our expanded ceramics program, Healing Through Creative Arts, Studio to School program with the Nantucket New School, artist residencies, visiting artists, and endless new opportunities for all ages find their creative voice.
Lori has continued teaching as a private instructor in her studio, and is also available for custom ceramic projects. She can be reached via email for more information about these opportunities.
Lori can also be found at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market most Saturday mornings. Studio visits are available by appointment.
Born & Bread/100 Mile Makers
Jennifer Greenwood Jewelry
Roast’d General Store
Lori’s current work is primarily focused on functional ceramics. She creates minimal and thoughtfully designed ceramic dishes and objects for every day life. She is fascinated by the science of ceramics and is constantly experimenting and playing and manipulating the surface and glaze. Lori works in many construction methods and employs many techniques to create carefully considered surface treatments and pattern work (some are carvings, or printed, or hand-painted) and are typically abstract drawings of her surroundings or inspired by life events.