Watch this video of Dave at Celebration of Fine Art.

Dave LaMure Jr. lives in southern Idaho with his inspirational family. Dave has worked with clay for the last twenty-four years. During that time, he has developed an art uniquely his own. Dave's innovative style of painting, sculpting and altering vessels is new to the world of clay. The fine art, size and detail of each piece is a bold approach using the Raku process. “I want to show the symbiotic relationship between the vessel and the way it is altered, much like all living things and the earth.

LaMure has mastered his fine art with innovative techniques of raku firing. LaMure's work is a refreshing approach to an age-old firing technique,said James Woods, director of the Herrett Museum and Center for Arts. “While many modern potters use low-fire raku for its simple and spontaneous appearance, David has managed to successfully mix the warmth and softness of the technique with a contemporary concern for bold forms. LaMure's forms are huge, dynamic and commanding.

Dave's well-deserved recognition in the art world is derived from his expertise in capturing fine wildlife art and contemporary designs on exceptional forms. His detailed artwork is all hand painted with glazes which go through the firing process. I have drawn from a combination of higher educational experiences in pottery, sculpture, drawing, painting and design classes. Combining art forms together has taken years of trial and error, but has given Dave's pieces the identity of art on the cutting edge.

LaMure's expertise and talent in the complicated techniques, has made his artwork investments for collectors. Each piece is different and are all personal creations– there are no molds, prints, or copies. All of Dave's work is signed and numbered. Increasing demands have kept Dave busy with private installations and commission pieces. He has a large number of repeat customers that continue to collect his work.

 

Exhibitions

Celebration of Fine Art - Scottsdale, Arizona - January-March 2012-2015
Ketchum Arts Festival – Ketchum, Idaho – July 2004 -20015
Beavercreek Fine Art Festival – Beavercreek, Colorado – August 2003 -2007
Sausalito Fine Art Festival – Sausalito, California – September 2002
Bend Art Festival – Bend, Oregon – July 2002
Keystone Art & Jazz Festival – Breckenridge, Colorado – August 2001, 2002 Awarded “Best of Show”
Thunderbird Artists Fine Art – Carefree, Arizona – March 2001 – 2009, Featured Artist 2007
Fine Art Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California – Oct. 2000
Western Design Conference – Cody, Wyoming – September 1999-2004 & Jackson, Wyoming – September 2007
Art on the Green – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – August 2000
Weems Art Festival – Albuquerque, New Mexico – November 1999, 2000 Awarded “Best of Show” by Sophia Loren in 1999
Jackson Art Festival -Jackson, Wyoming – July 1999 – 2008 Awarded “Best Booth Award” in 2001
The Sun Valley Art Festival – Sun Valley, Idaho – August 1999, 2001
Southeastern Wildlife Art Exposition – Charleston, South Carolina – February 1998

 

Galleries

Robert Kelly Gallery – Park City, Utah
Jennifer Bellinger Fie Art - Sun Valley, Idaho
RARE Gallery - Jackson, Wyoming
Spirits in the Wind Gallery – Golden, Colorado
Valley Bronze Gallery – Astoria, Oregon & Joseph, Oregon
Willowcreek Home Furnishings – Jackson Hole, WY

 

Museums

National Museum of Wildlife Art  Jackson, Wyoming  September 2007
Cody High Style at The Buffalo Bill Musuem – Cody, Wyoming – September 2007
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art – Great Falls, Montana; August-October 2001
Herrett’s Museum – Twin Falls, Idaho; December 1997
Boise Art Museum – Boise, Idaho; November 1995

 

Published

Western Art Collector – July 2009
Home & Garden TV (HGTV) featured Dave's work on their Modern Masters Series Fall – 2003 – 
ART Idaho -Spring 2003
Niche Magazine – Spring 2003
Wildlife Art Magazine – August 2002
Cowboy Chic by Chase Reynolds Ewald
Mountain Living – May 2002
Sun Valley Art Magazine – Summer 2001
Log Home Design Ideas – January 2000
Mountain Style by Mary Whiteside
Southwest Art – November 1999
Teton Home – October 1999
Sunset Magazine – September 1999

 

Recognition

Featured Artist at Thunderbird Artists Fine Art – March 2007
Best of Show Award at Keystone Art & Jazz Festival – August 2001
Best Booth Award Award at Mountain Artists Rendezvous Art Festival – July 2001
Best of Show Award at Weems Artfest – November 1999 by Sophia Loren
Best Booth Award at Edmonds Art Festival – June 1998
Juror's Choice Award at Issaquah Art Festival – October 1998