Carey Lowell creating ceramics at her wheel

Having established a name for herself as a model in the 1980s, Carey Lowell then proceeded to pursue an acting career with performances in Leaving Las Vegas (1985), License to Kill (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). From there she pivoted towards television with a leading role on Law & Order (1996-1998). Shortly thereafter, she left the show to focus on motherhood and returned to explore her love of ceramics, which she was originally introduced at her Colorado public high school. 

Drawing inspiration from organic forms in nature, she divides her time between her studio in upstate New York, and more recently in Montecito, California, where a humble shed serves as her studio space with views of the Pacific Ocean. Here she creates mainly functional porcelain objects including vases, bowls, and plates, many of which are adorned with intricate detailing, often in the form of piercing, pinched-edging, and delicate petal assemblages.

"There's a distinct calling to lose yourself that is apparent in both acting and throwing ceramics. Each are transcendent in their own way in the sense that something is always operating through you."

-Carey Lowell