frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
I work and live full time in Telluride, Colorado.
Where can I see your work in person?
Please see the banner at the top of my web page, this is where upcoming exhibits are annouced.
How can I buy a table or wall hanging?
Please contact me directly, or visit Chairish.com and type Laurie Roddick in the search field.
Do you take custom orders?
Most of my tables and art are constructed upon order, based upon the prototypes that are shown here. Tables and wall art can be customized to some degree, so please feel free to make a request. All pieces are made by hand, and a kiln is always involved, so keep in mind some minor variances will occur. Please contact me to discuss a custom order.
How durable are the tables? Can they be used outdoors?
The tables should be considered heirloom fine art pieces and if treated as such, they should last for generations. The ceramic glazes will withstand sunny indoor locations without fading, but some table frame surfaces may fade slightly some over time. The tiles are attached to a high quality non-toxic plywood. The plywood should not warp from an average beverage spill, but repeated exposure to outdoor conditions will ruin the table over time.
Are the tables and wall hangings ecologically friendly?
Preservation of our natural environment is a priority for me. The tables and wall hangings contain no plastic. The plywood beneath the tile is environmentally safe and formaldehyde-free PureBond by Columbia Forest Products. The adhesive is Eco-Bond, which is LEED compliant and environmentally safe with no VOC's. The tile glazes are low-fire, requiring less power use than high-fire glazes. Most of the wood frames for the wall hangings are reclaimed oak. If treated with care, each piece can be treasured for generations.
Why do you donate a portion of the sales to wildlife preservation?
Unspoiled wilderness and wildlife is a rapidly disappearing precious resource. I feel a strong need to retain and protect these beautiful places and all species of wildlife, including the carnivores. The percentage donated from net proceeds of each sale is 35%, and some pieces will occasionally be featured as a 100% donation to habitat preservation.
What charities are the recipients of your donations?
Wildlife Conservation Network is a four star charity (Charity Navigator) that operates on a global basis, with many different species and locations under its umbrella. My other favorite is Wild Earth Guardians, another four star charity that operates in the American West and Southwest. Both these charities are achieving great things in the face of strong odds. A third favorite is the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust of Kenya, because of the amazing work they do in raising and reintroducing orphaned elephants and other wild babies back into their native environments.