Lauren Stanford

Lauren Stanford portrait
Adjunct Professor of Ceramincs


  • BA, English (Creative Writing) Colorado State University
  • BFA, Ceramics, University of Alaska Anchorage


Lauren Stanford was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.  She grew up spending her summers at her grandparents’ remote homestead on Lake Clark, which fostered her imagination and inspired her love of animals. Lauren began working with clay while pursuing an English (Creative Writing) degree from Colorado State University.  In 2010, she graduated and returned to Alaska.  Lauren earned her BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2018.  She then spent the following two years as a long-term Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center in California and as a short-term Artist in Residence at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana.  Lauren is also a fourth-generation Bristol Bay commercial fisherman and sets nets near the mouth of the Naknek river each summer. Currently, Lauren is an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics and Studio Technician at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Handbuilt Ceramics



2020     To Cry A Call, Alpha Fired Arts, Sacramento, CA


2022      Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
2022      UAA Art Faculty Biennial, Kimura Gallery, Anchorage,
2022      INNATE, Middle Way Cafe, Anchorage, AK
2022      Mental Health Mosaics, Akela Space, Anchorage, AK 2022      Members Show, IGCA, Anchorage, AK
2022      Claybody Invitational, Hugh McPeck Gallery,
              Anchorage, AK

Career History/Work Experience

  • Ceramic Studio Technician, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Board Member, The Van Zyle Endowment for the Arts Foundation
  • Residencies

    • Long Term Artist in Residence, Mendocino Art Center, CA
    • Short Term Artist in Residence, Red Lodge Clay Center, MT

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