Jered's Pottery's Profile
Jered Nelson has hand-thrown over 50,000 vessels in his 20-year long career as a potter. Jered considers himself to be first and foremost a craftsman. Beautiful design, he believes, inevitably comes from fine craftsmanship. Jered’s fascination with how people interact with ordinary objects--a lip to a cup, a hand on a bowl--inspires the subtle details in his functional ware.
The youngest of ten children, Jered grew up in the little cattle-town of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota. He spent much of his childhood close to the natural world on ranches and farms. His father was a farrier, livestock investigator, leather worker, traveling cowboy and poet. Jered developed his artist’s eye for detail while watching his father at work.
Before completing a degree in ceramics in Minnesota, Jered was in the Navy. Over the years Jered worked—to fund his clay habit—in grain elevators,…
- Joined May 17, 2008