Growing up in the colorful and shifting urban landscape of West LA, Lynn Latta was exposed early and often to a wide variety of modern art and pop culture. Her parents encouraged her artistic leanings by sending her on long summer breaks to Idyllwild Arts, studying ceramics under the tutelage of Susan Petersen. Located in the mountains above Palm Springs, she learned oil painting, mixed media and ceramics among the ancient pines of the forest landscape. This contrast between modern/urban and nature/spontaneity is what she carries with her in developing my forms.
She throws her porcelain forms on a wheel, which gives her the ability to create organic forms. From centering the clay on the wheel, to shaping the curve of the piece, surprises arise in the fluid motion of the clay, engendering a spontaneity that inspires Lynn.
Once the forms are finished, Lynn lays out various shapes to see how they speak to one another and how the dialogue of spontaneity can be further explored. She ponders the focal point and how she wants to guide the viewers eye from one form to the next.
Lynn strives to interact with the wearer in both a tactile and visual way. The cool surface of the porcelain and the unexpected layering of curves and cylinders, allow tactile exploration by the wearer.