Dave LaMure Jr.
Dave LaMure Jr. has worked with clay for the last twenty-four years. During that time, he has developed an art uniquely his own. Dave innovative style of painting, sculpting and altering vessels is new to the world of clay. The fine art, size and detail of each piece is a bold approach using the Raku process. I want to show the symbiotic relationship between the vessel and the way it is altered, much like all living things and the earth.
LaMure has mastered his fine art with innovative techniques of raku firing. His work is a refreshing approach to an age-old firing technique,said James Woods, director of the Herrett Museum and Center for Arts. While many modern potters use low-fire raku for its simple and spontaneous appearance, David has managed to successfully mix the warmth and softness of the technique with a contemporary concern for bold forms. LaMure forms are huge, dynamic and commanding.