Laurie Canfield is a self-described proud mom, art educator, ceramic artist, and museum lover. She has dreamed of being an artist since she was a little girl. She began studying ceramics while earning her Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg. At the time she worked primarily in photography and mixed media, and was accepted to several group shows in the Tampa Bay Area, including Faces of Courage held at Moffitt Cancer Center. In 2006, she began teaching art and earned her Master's Degree in Art Education in 2011 from the University of Florida. In 2016, she made it her goal to get back to creating her own artwork. She participated in a variety of exhibition opportunities in the Philadelphia area, such as the Chester County Studio Tour, as well as teaching at Wayne Art Center and Chester County Art Association. She recently relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where she teaches art at a K-8 elementary school.
Why "Sunshine Sunflower"?
When I was pregnant with my youngest daughter in 2014, my son suggested that we name her "Sunshine Sunflower" after my two favorite things. While we decided to choose a different name for our child, I thought it would be a good name for my new "baby", my artwork. Hope you enjoy all that Sunshine Sunflower Ceramics has to offer! 😊