“I started playing with clay as a child. By the time I was 8 or 9 years old I was actually selling little animals that I made at a local consignment store. I don't know what possessed me, but I took a shoe box full of little creatures into the shop in our neighborhood and asked if they would sell them for me. The woman was very kind and I charged 25 cents each for them. Within a couple of weeks I had an order for 25 of them to be used as party favors at a child's birthday party. Needless to say, I was pretty happy.”
Lynne Meade currently works out of her studio in Oakland, California. Her works in clay exemplify stunning form, intricate detail, and subtle beauty. Lynne's modern design style is mesmerizing and her meticulous technique breathes originality. Meade collaborates with designers, architects, and individual clients to create unique pieces of art for both public and private spaces.
Meade has been exhibiting her sculpture and design work since 1987. She studied at Penland School Of Crafts and graduated with a BA in Ceramic Design from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1986. She has taught classes at MIT, The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts, ASUC at UC Berkeley, and workshops around the country. In 2009, Meade received the Carol Duke Artist Award for Excellence In Craft at the Bellevue Arts Museum. She has permanent collections at American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California and at Benedict University in Chicago, Illinois.