The Making of Michoacan Pottery with Lisa Orr Event Photos

For 38 years, Lisa Orr has been a professional potter and student of ceramics. Her educational background includes a prestigious MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1992, as well as being the recipient of several grants, including a Fulbright and a MAAA/NEA. Her intricate work is displayed in numerous public and private collections, such as the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the permanent collection of WOCEF in Korea. Currently, she teaches, lectures and shows nationally and internationally.

Back in April, the exceptionally talented Lisa Orr visited El Interior to give a talk on the art and craft of making Michoacan green pottery. These beautiful pinas, or pineapples, are made in several small villages in Michoacan, Mexico and are truly one-of-a-kind. Selections from her documentary titled “Pineapples of Patamban and San José de Gracia” that she produced in collaboration with Troy Lanier were shown, and the crowd was unequivocally captivated by her knowledge and expertise on the subject.

Photo credit: Lisa Orr

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who came out, and of course, to Lisa for stopping by to share her talents and wisdom with us! To read more about Lisa Orr and peruse her works of art, you can visit her website:

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