Corinne D. Peterson
Corinne D. Peterson left a psychotherapy practice to pursue ceramics, after taking clay classes at Lillstreet Art Center in 1986. Since then, Peterson concentrated on creating clay sculpture and making clay tile murals. Her murals, often collaborative, are installed in schools, hospitals, parks and other public places in the Chicago area. Her sculpture is included in many private, public, and corporate collections, including Deloitte, Kirkland & Ellis, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. After a seven-week art and self-discovery sojourn in Sweden in 2012, Peterson began the Cairn Project, which involved seven art installations and over 50 clay workshops with diverse groups of people to address the experience of trauma and to help heal its damaging effects. Peterson has taught a clay hand-building class, Dreams, Myths, Stories in Clay Sculpture, at Lillstreet Art Center since 1995.