Laurel Izard currently lives and works in Michigan City with her artist husband Edwin Shelton and two cats. She received a BA from Northern Illinois University, with majors in art and anthropology, and a MFA in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After collage Izard and her husband started a ceramic business called Izwin, and wholesaled colorful whimsical tabletop wares to galleries, boutiques and department stores throughout the country. After twenty-three years of self-employment she taught art in numerous after-school and summer programs. Her art-teaching career culminated in nine year of teaching art at Marquette High School. Her philosophy as an artist and teacher is that an integral part of being human is to be creative, and continues to teach others how to discover their inner artistic resources. Currently she works part time as the education coordinator at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and creates art full time. Izard is an award winning artist who exhibits her artwork throughout the country.
Laurel's ArtPrize Entries
These are Laurel's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Laurel's Past Work
These are images of past work that Laurel has done.