Laurent Craste maintains an intense studio practice in contemporary ceramics while teaching his craft at the college level.
His work centers on the conceptual explorations of the multiple layers of meaning in decorative collectibles of the 18th and 19th centuries. These were items considered instruments of political power, ideological vehicles, demonstrations of ostentatious luxury and economic power but also as incarnations of emotions and experiences. Through the deconstruction and violent alteration of these objects’ formal structures and contextual subjects, he presents them freshly exposing new relationships between art and viewer.
Craste have already participated in several exhibitions all over the world and he is also a winner of the prestigious Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramists.