Laurie Caffery Harris grew up in Boone, North Carolina, a small town surrounded by the peaks and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Encouraged by her creative parents - a painter mom and a custom home designer and builder dad, Laurie spent her childhood enthusiastically exploring different mediums, primarily painting and drawing.
It wasn’t until college that Laurie found a passion for working with clay. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in ceramics in 2014. Since then, Laurie has continued to embrace every opportunity to educate herself and others within her field. In 2019 she completed a two year Artist in Residency at Odyssey Clayworks where she continues to teach classes in throwing and surface decoration. Her artwork is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Currently, Laurie continues to create her narrative-driven, decorative ceramics from her home studio in Asheville, NC alongside her husband, Morgan, and her hound dog, Buck.