LORRAINE OERTH HOLIDAY COOKIE TRAYS

ABOUT THE ARTIST 

Lorraine Oerth
Alexandria, Virginia

Lorraine Oerth says she always knew she was an artist. Graduating art school in her twenties, Lorraine spent 15 years as a studio potter, but left the field to start an executive search business. Then, at age 60, Lorraine started a production pottery studio in Alexandria, Virginia, making handcrafted stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain. Being a studio potter combined Lorraine’s love of sculpting, printmaking, painting, and designing. The company is now a family business with daughter Paula and husband Karl serving in management positions. Paula offers a background in large scale crafts manufacturing as well as being an artist/craftsperson herself. Karl hand crafts the bowls with a unique creative flair. Lorraine Oerth & Company is most famous for their “Giving Bowls” and “Giving Hearts”– small glazed bowls stamped with inspirational words that encourage and nurture the soul.