Callie Luhrman

Artist Statement

Callie Luhrman is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, Luhrman graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialty in ceramics. For eight years of her childhood, Luhrman lived in Germany and spent many days traveling to cities in Europe. Her love of exploration and spending time in nature only grew, becoming her driving inspiration in art. Nature and storytelling are often incorporated into her artwork through rich colors, texture and drawings on clay. Ceramics and drawing are the vehicles for telling her stories. Art is an avenue where she can express herself wholeheartedly. Luhrman is focusing on imagery on thrown and hand-built pieces.

 

From the time that I was a young child, art has been a driving force in my life. People have always said that my family is rich with great storytellers. Ceramics and drawing are the vehicles for telling my stories. Art is an avenue where I can express myself wholeheartedly. Throughout my life, forming the right words for what I thought and felt was challenging. It was only through my art that I felt that I could explain myself freely. 

 

Texture and drawings are showcased on my hand-built ceramic forms, inspired by birds, cacti, cats and my take on folkloric floral motifs. Drawing directly, using various carving tools on the surface, feels at once intimate, and allows for the formation of a narrative.

 

My work focuses on narratives with animal and figurative characters. My hand-built functional ware utilizes texture and pattern to pay homage to nature. These works are drawn with imagery from my day-to-day sketchbook tell stories of strange, endearing creatures. For years, I have drawn these characters with great personality that are inspired by a love of comics, short stories, modern and vintage children’s books, and patterned fabric.

 

 

 

bird vases in garden hat medium yellow beak

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$200

striped box with greens and bird lounging 3d flowers

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$350

small vase with owls electric blue and cactus

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$150

bird vases in garden hat yellow beak large beak worm on bottom

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$250

bird vases in garden hat small orange beak

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$160 sold

blue medium vase with bird and cat and rainbows

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$260

blue small wall bud vase with bird

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$160

large vase with armadillo and bird florals

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$450

bird wall bud vase with red yellow flower

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$160

sculptural owl vase with boots and snake around bottom

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$450 sold

pink rainbow striped vase with owls

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$150

polka dot and white owl tumbler

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$150 sold

bowl with red bird and worm friends

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$100

small bowl armadillo green dot

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$100

bird in flight in garden

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$250 sold

small bowl with grey owl and cactus,

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$100

armadillo platter with cactus pink

earthenware pottery, underglazed, lowfire

$600