Both graduates of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Meg Oliver, a functional potter, and Lucie Piedra, a sculptor, opened l&m studio in September 2011 to start a collaborative line of porcelain items, focusing on containers and houses for living things, designed with the specific needs of the inhabitants in mind.
Everything at l&m studio is designed and made by Meg and Lucie in our studio, located in a storefront on Main Street in Catskill, New York. We start by making a model out of clay or wood. We then make a plaster mold from the model. After the mold dries we can then pour porcelain slip into the mold creating multiple porcelain copies of the original model. The pieces are then sanded, bisque fired, sanded again, washed and glazed and then re-fired to 2232 degrees creating the final vitreous porcelain piece.