Hi there :) My name is Jennifer Nesbitt. I first became interested in 2002, after watching a potter at work at my first visit to Yankee Peddler. I was fascinated by the physicality of working with clay and of making things that were both beautiful and useful.
I learned early on that working with clay involves the whole body and not just the hands,
and there are lots of steps to creating each piece-throwing, trimming, embellishing, firing, glazing, and firing again. There's something wonderful about manipulating a shapeless lump of clay, and about seeing and feeling a idea take shape. When creating a piece, I'm conscious of form, symmetry (and intentional asymmetry), balance, proportion, and many other elements of aesthetic content. But I want each piece to appeal to the touch as well as the eye. I spend a lot of time on texture because it adds another dimension to the…
- Born on September 27
- Joined May 8, 2006