Lalana Fedorschak is a first-year MFA candidate in the Ceramics department at Ohio University. She previously spent time pursuing Post-Baccalaureate study at Indiana University Southeast. She holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University, a program well-known for its wood kilns. Lalana has experience firing many types of atmospheric kilns, as well as moldmaking and slipcasting, lifecasting, foundry, and steel fabrication. Her work borrows inspiration from organic forms and surfaces, and has evolved to mostly low and midrange temperatures.
Although Lalana has been a maker all her life, she has only been working three-dimensionally since 2014. Since then, she has exhibited her work in over 15 galleries, worked and interned in gallery settings, been a visiting artist at Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona, curated a student show, been awarded the Dick Beasley Memorial Art Scholarship from Northern Arizona University, and received workshop scholarships at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Penland School of Crafts.
Lalana and her family are passionate about international travel, and have spent time in India, 10 countries in Europe (including Germany, France, England, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands), and Peru. They returned from their second trip to India in January 2018.