About Jeannie

My Background 

I'm originally from Sacramento, CA. I took a ceramics class while living in Osaka, Japan in 1995 and I've been a clay junkie ever since.  I teach wheel throwing and ceramic sculpture courses at San Francisco State University. I also teach at the Randall Museum and Sharon Art Studio in San Francisco. When I'm not teaching, I'm usually wrangling clay in my studio. My work has been exhibited in CA, NY, MI, and OH.

 

EDUCATION:

MFA Fine Art, San Francisco State University

BA Art, Stephens College

 

My Process  

I make pottery and ceramic sculptures.

POTTERY: I was first introduced to the vast world of ceramics on the potter's wheel in Japan, and I still love to throw. I'm no minimalist...most of my pottery is adorned with kitschy commercial ceramic decals.

SCULPTURES: I often combine clay with porcelain slip. Clay is squeezed, poked, and pinched. Terrycloth rags and remnants of flannel are soaked in porcelain slip and often draped over a clay form. Crystal glazes, spray paint, and nail polish are sometimes overlapped. Drips, and especially cracks, are celebrated.