LaDara McKinnon is a professional Artist in Charlotte NC. Her focus is in ceramics and painting. Her ceramic works are inspired by the landscape of Bishop's Quarter Beach in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, where she studied abroad. Her simple forms are canvases filled with multiple layers of texture, mark making, underglazes and slips. She carves into her forms for more depth. She uses her skills in ceramics to teach Community Impact Programs at Clayworks in Charlotte, N.C.