Jess Elofson's Profile
I've made my living as a 3-d artist for over 10 years and hold a BFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics (USD). I've also built a couple high fire kilns on my homestead farm that I fire all my work in. One is a hard brick wood kiln fires to around 2500 degrees, the second is a 6 burner down draft propane kiln that I fire to around 2350 degrees.
All my work is fully functional, fired to cone 11,12, or 13 (2300 degrees F). The clay body goes through a couple quartz inversions, where certain elements bond and create new elements. The entire structure shrinks at the molecular level until the surface is bonded so tightly that there is no longer any natural occurring process or element that can penetrate the surface.
My ceramic work can't fade in color, can't be stained, and can not be eroded. My work will look the same today, the same tomorrow and the same 500…
- Born on May 12
- Joined November 17, 2010