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Get to Know... Lucie Piedra + Meg Oliver

03 . 22 . 2018

While both are graduates of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Lucie, a sculptor, and Meg, a functional potter, met as resident artists at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony in 2001. In September 2011, they opened l&m studio.

One of a Kind: Describe your work. 

Lucie and Meg: We make colorful, modern, items for the home and garden. All of our work is highly functional, yet can also be enjoyed as sculptural pieces.

One of a Kind: When and why did you decide to become artists? 

Lucie: I don’t think I seriously thought of any other career choices. Since kindergarten, art is the only thing that I really enjoyed and excelled at. 

Meg: I briefly entertained the idea of being a curator, and found that something was missing. It took a walk of the Appalachian Trail to realize that, fundamentally, I just need to make things.

One of a Kind: What are you bringing to the Spring Show?

Lucie: We’re bringing a mixture of larger sculptural items and smaller functional work like bud-vases, planters and mugs. 

Meg: And Lighting! We’ve just finished our first line of pendant lights & we are very excited to show them. 

As described by the New York Times "l&m studio showcases pieces that are inventive and functional."

One of a Kind: What's the best advice you've ever gotten?

Lucie: Inspiration comes in a whisper. You have to spend some time being quiet with yourself to hear it. 

Meg: Most often the worst thing about something is also the best thing about it. 

One of a Kind: What is your favorite part of doing what you do?

Lucie: The act of making quiets my brain and time doesn’t move the same way, its very liberating. 

Meg: My intrinsic nature is to ask questions, solve puzzles, discover truths and beauty. Designing new pieces within the framework of function is all of that and more.



Find out more about Lucie and Meg and their designs at the April show!