Jess Elofson's Profile
As an potter I often play the game of who can do the most with absolutely nothing.
I live on my homestead family farm out side of Sioux Falls South Dakota, I have converted the original homestead house into my studio, and built my kilns in the quansit building. I graduated from USD with a BFA in 3-D art in 2005 under the guidance of Ceramics professor Mike Hill. I Fired and worked with Mike until I moved back to the farm in 2008 and began to build my own studio and kilns. I completed my wood kiln in spring of 2009 and as of 2012 I have fired my wood kiln 17 times.
In Dec 2012 I finished building my 6 burner down draft propane kiln. It is some of my best fabrication work to date. This kiln has opened a whole new door to me in my creative world. The work from this kiln fires to nearly the same temp as my wood kiln but creates much brighter colors. It allows me to…
- Born on May 12
- Joined November 17, 2010