Ceramics: Big and Bold
Each piece Jean creates is hand crafted, even similar pieces that are meant as part of a set are finished individually. Her artistic preference is to use natural hand forming methods that reflect ancient, earth oriented traditions in pottery. Jean’s color scheme is also reflective of “earth tones” and natural coloration in respect for the medium of clay that comes directly from nature and is actually organic decomposed rock.
Jean began her professional work with clay at Wilmington College in 1967 continuing her studies in various studios in New York and Sweden through the early and mid 1970s. Locally she has taken classes and workshops at: Wesleyan Potter’s, Peep Toad Mill Studio, Dew Claw Pottery Studio, and Eastern CT State University.
Jean graduated from Central CT University in 1992 with a 6th year degree in art, having passed the national teacher examination in that subject area. She has taught classes in pottery at Manchester Community College, Norwich Technical High School, EastConn continuing education, Windham Area Arts Collaborative, and from her studio “Studio #5” in Willimantic.
You can see more of her work at http://www.freewebs.com/studio5ct/aboutthepotter.htm