Laura Holewa Averbeck

Laura Holewa Averbeck is a Minneapolis based sculptor of tiny monsters. Each monster is lovingly brought to life in the home office she shares with her graphic designer husband. Many monsters find their way into the hands of her young son for a bit of play time now and then.

At a young age she began working with polymer clay. A few ceramics classes at Kalamazoo College in Michigan cemented her love of clay as an adult. Post grad, lacking access to clay and a kiln she picked up polymer clay and began making dragons and other odd creatures. With an odd stockpile of tiny friends and some crocheted goods she spent a Saturday in 2009 at a tiny coffee shop craft fair. Every single monster found a home and Lolamade Monsters was born.

Life is full of everyday adventures who better to share them with than a tiny monster friend?