Lilah Ward

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Graduate Student

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Lilah Shepherd, 34, received her BFA from the University of Texas at Tyler. She currently lives in Iowa City, Iowa with her husband Jamin, a fellow ceramic artist. They have lived a nomadic existence across the states and France.  Lilah is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus in ceramic sculpture and oil painting. Her oil paintings & coil-built clay sculptures create nonobjective environments using forms discovered through her stream of consciousness documentation and usage of color. Her work explores her experience of human existence surrounding relationships and identity and is influenced by her love of pattern and form.

Selected Works

stoneware, porcelain, underglaze, 16.25” x 15.5” x 10.5”, 2018
oil on canvas, 20.75" x 27.37" x 1.25", 2018
stoneware, underglaze, 11” x 14.5” x 8.375”, 2019
stoneware, underglaze, 10” x 10” x 8.75”, 2019
ceramic, stoneware, porcelain, stains, underglaze, (pedestal 18.5” x 73” x 39.5”), tallest green sculpture in composition 18.5”
oil on canvas, 12.25" x 10.12", 2019
stoneware, underglaze, 8" x 13.12" x 10.75", 2019
oil on canvas, 11.25" x 10", 2019