Lauren Cichoski

Lauren Cichoski

Williamstown, NJ


Hi, I’m Lauren, and I’m the artist behind the potter’s wheel. My story started in high school when I had my first real visual art class. I was a late bloomer and didn’t realize I had a talent in art until my Junior year. By senior year I had a diverse portfolio and got accepted to all my applied to Universities. I went to Rowan University for two years and later to the University of the Arts. I received a BFA in painting and my teaching certification in Art Education.

It wasn’t until my sixth year of teaching that I was approached by my supervisor to teach Pottery. I took one class in college, and all I knew was hand-building. It was literally baptism by fire. I entered the world of potter’s wheels, manual kilns, and glazing. I figured it out as I went along, and I fell in love with it. There were trials, errors, failures, and victories, and I found myself always having happy mistakes with the clay. In 2019 after struggling with mental health issues, I decided to give teaching a backseat and nurture the drive to create in order to find a place of healing and intention. Litpottery was born. I started with teapots from literature, then I did Raku work from my husband’s designed Raku kiln, and now I own my studio equipment in my home. I still create part-time, teach part-time, but it is the perfect blend of life.