Lauren Winstone (b. Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand) was awarded a MFA (Hons) in 2010 from the Elam School of Art, University of Auckland. Her hand-thrown ceramics investigate the formal relationships governing the three basic elements of a pot – a base, a rim, and a handle. Demonstrating a highly-skilled command of the ceramic medium, Winstone reinforces the sensuous planes and profiles of her sculptural forms with a combination of brushwork, tints and glazes. Painting against the intuitive grain of her forms, Winstone work is cast into the ambiguous realm between sculpture and painting. Recent exhibitions include: Vanished Delft, curated by Anna Miles, Pah Homestead, Auckland (2017), All Lines Converge, curated by Sophie O’Brien, Govett Brewster Art Gallery (2016), Handbuilt, curated by Denis O’Connor, Two Rooms (2016) Slip Cast, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (2014), Holding Holes, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (2012) Singular Companions: Sculpture from the Collection, Govett Brewster Art Gallery (2012), Collected Fictions, Waikato Art Museum (2011); Humming on a Windless Slope, a solo window project for Objectspace, Auckland (2010); and the online project Responses to New Zealand Potter magazine (with Nick Spratt) for Alterations (2011). In 2010 she received a Creative New Zealand grant to attend the Guldagergaard Ceramics Residency in Denmark, and in 2007 she undertook an artist residency at the Seoksu Art Project, Anyang City, Korea.