Cultural marginality and blending, tradition vs. Westernization, language and translation are key elements in my work. Since the birth of my son, I have been drawing inspiration from major events in my family’s history, the day-to-day challenges of parenting, and my own childhood memories of being raised in a minority culture in the United States. I use the image of a child as a symbol of innocence, potential and vulnerability.

— Beth Lo

 

Beth Lo studied ceramics with Rudy Autio at the University of Montana, and was herself a Professor of Ceramics there for over 30 years. She was twice honored with the University of Montana Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Award. Internationally recognized for her ceramics, Lo was invited to make new work for the prestigious Main Exhibition of the 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale in Korea in 2013, and has received numerous other honors. Her figurative sculptures and pottery have been acquired by the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, the Missoula Art Museum, the Yellowstone Art Museum, Microsoft Corporation, the Hallmark Card Corporation Ceramics Collection, and other institutions.