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ABOUT ME
My interest in ceramics began in 1995 in a community college classroom. I instantly responded to the fluid nature of clay and its rich history. This led me to the State University of New York in New Paltz where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Ceramics in 2001.

After college, I focused on making terracotta planters which I sold at craft fairs for a few years. In 2007 I made the switch to a more durable mid-range stoneware clay, something I missed since college. This allowed me to produce tableware and home décor items with brighter colors than terracotta or even high fire stoneware.

My imagery and design sense come from a love of gardening, plants and nature in general. I am interested in texture, color, and how glazes interact with the surfaces. A love of…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 28
  • Joined August 29, 2007

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terracotta, stoneware, clay, slabs, glazes

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About

ABOUT ME
My interest in ceramics began in 1995 in a community college classroom. I instantly responded to the fluid nature of clay and its rich history. This led me to the State University of New York in New Paltz where I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Ceramics in 2001.

After college, I focused on making terracotta planters which I sold at craft fairs for a few years. In 2007 I made the switch to a more durable mid-range stoneware clay, something I missed since college. This allowed me to produce tableware and home décor items with brighter colors than terracotta or even high fire stoneware.

My imagery and design sense come from a love of gardening, plants and nature in general. I am interested in texture, color, and how glazes interact with the surfaces. A love of antiques and ceramic art history also inform my work as do colors reminiscent of those found in nature.


ABOUT MY PROCESS
Everything starts with a hand rolled slab of clay. From there, I add textures with handmade stamps, fabrics, natural objects, and other found objects. The clay at this point is a blank canvas. After the design is added, I cut out a pattern. For years, I sewed and designed patterns so working with the clay this way was intuitive. Pieces are assembled while the clay is still wet. Once dry everything is fired, glazed and fired once more to 2230 degrees using my handmade glazes.


To see more of my work or see what’s happening in my studio visit:
www.jenjeglinski.com
www.flickr.com/photos/jjceramics/

~~~~~~~I've been interviewed by Artsy Beat.~~~~~~~
Read all about it here: http://www.artsybeat.com/artisan-spotlight-jen-jeglinski/

All designs are property of Jen Jeglinski Ceramics and may not be reproduced in any way.

Also, feel free to check out my friend's shop, shoshonasnow.etsy.com

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