Raised in Mexico City, porcelain installation artist, Lucrecia Waggoner, recalls her first memory and discovery of ceramics at the age of 7 while visiting the collections of Mexico's world-renowned, Museo Nacional de Antropología. As her interest and passion grew for pottery, Waggoner enrolled in various ceramics courses while living and traveling throughout Europe.
Upon returning to the states, Waggoner continued her studies by enrolling in Parsons School of Design in New York. During a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Waggoner met her mentor, Heidi Loewen, and formally began her career as a professional artist.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Waggoner earned her BFA in ceramics at SMU and has furthered her studies through courses and workshops in France, Germany, and Hong Kong. She currently teaches at the Zhen Music and Arts Institute in Dallas.
Waggoner has cultivated a national and international following, producing evermore bold and dynamic porcelain installations that persistently take this traditional medium to new heights. Using a potter’s wheel to form her material into delicate vessels, of varying sizes, form and texture, Waggoner then incises, intricately carves or leaves these vessels smooth before carefully glazing, painting or metal-leafing their surfaces.
Waggoner’s installations incorporate various materials, including oil paint, diamond dust, wood and precious metals, such as 22k Gold, Palladium and Bronze leaf. Gathering anywhere from two to several hundred of these handcrafted vessels, Waggoner’s mapped compositions create undulating patterns that appear to float effortlessly across the wall, evoking feelings of weightlessness and serenity.
The work of Lucrecia Waggoner is exhibited internationally and has been acquired by various private, public and corporate collections.
Waggoner’s work draws inspiration from organic forms found in nature and abstract visions of landscapes. The artist is also influenced by global cultures and her experiences both here and abroad. She says:
“My inspiration for my work comes from things that I see everyday and what I see when I am far away. My inclination for simplicity and minimalism in my work is a reflection of my travels throughout the world, especially the Far East.”