Jean Rotter

Ceramics & Fiber

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. She currently resides half time in Florida.