There’s a great shop in Wesport, CT called Bungalow that offers unique furniture, antiques, home accessories, and jewelry. I often visit Bungalow as a source for my clients and it was during one of these shopping trips that I stumbled across some really stunning pottery. The artist behind these incredible pieces is Lauren Gelgor Kaplan.
Lauren Kaplan was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her early creativity was heavily influenced by her grandfather’s paintings and sculptures. She began creating her own ceramics and pottery more than 25 years ago, inspired by the surrounding African bush and native wildlife like the zebra. Lauren spent a few years living in Europe and now lives in the United States, but her life in Africa still inspires her work.
I am just mad for this pottery! I’ve purchased many pieces of Lauren’s beautiful art. Each unique piece has so much texture and individuality. They can be grouped or stand on their own as home accessories.
I’m not alone in my admiration of Lauren Kaplan’s work. Her work has appeared in atHome Magazine, New England Home, and Westport Magazine. She’s also recently been featured with an incredible window display at Bergdorf Goodman!