Welcome to DeeDee & Shark, a whimsical art company created by artist Lara Duren King. The name DeeDee & Shark comes from a huge stuffed bear named “DeeDee” and a stuffed shark named “Shark” both belonging to Lara’s son. King wanted to create a business that didn’t pin her to a specific medium or concept and that embodied her eclectic interests and personality. Currently she makes ceramic pieces decorated with original designs, made on the wheel or hand sculpted. Inspirations include (but, are not limited to) animals, plants, mythical creatures, zombies, and bones. The mission of DeeDee & Shark is to create unique objects filled with humanity; imperfect, yet beautiful (or at least interesting), to enhance your everyday.