Sunday, June 07, 2009

Meet the artist Jennifer Mecca

We're pleased to welcome back Jennifer Mecca to our gallery. We love her new pieces!

We've carried Jennifers pottery off and o
n for the past 10 years, we haven't had too much the past couple of years so we're thrilled with the new work we just got from her!

Jennifer put together our upcoming show "Circle of 8" which will run the months of July and August.

In the meantime stop in and see what she's sent us!

Here is a little more information about Jennifer.

Jennifer Mecca is a utilitaria n potter. She creates pots that are visually pleasing and unique in character, but also useful in everyday life. She enjoys making serving pieces and tableware that bring delight to the daily activity of eating, setting a table and enjoying a meal.

Jennifer was born in upstate New York, earned a BFA in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989, returned to school at East Carolina University in 1995 to complete a BFA and MFA in Ceramics in 1999. She is currently a fulltime studio potter and teaches classes and workshops partt ime.

While growing up, Jennifer spent many weekends observing and participating in the traditions and rituals of her paternal Italian-American extended family. Among the most prevalent of these traditions were the preparation and presentation of elaborate meals. As a child, she observed how the tableware was as important as the planning, preparation and enjoyment. This served as the foundation for her interest in utilitarian pottery and love of creating elaborate surfaces and forms.
Jennifer has been a studio assistant for Silvie Granitelli at Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina, and attended a weeklong workshop with Linda Christenson at Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee. She has attended workshops with Chris Staley and Donna Polseno at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Craft, as well as workshops with Suze Lindsey, Gay Smith, Steven Hill, Brad Schwieger and many others.

Jennifer has participated in several nationally juried craft and pottery shows throughout the country. She has taught college level ceramic classes as well as children’s clay classes. In 2004 her work appeared in the publication in 500 Cups.

She lived in New Bern for a number of years and currently lives near Charlotte.

Watch in the coming weeks for information about the other potters in the show "Circle of 8", Greg Scott, Adrienne Dellinger, Ron Philbeck, Amy Sanders, Julie Wiggins, Michael Kline and Dina Wilde-Ramsing.

I'm going to go pick up the pieces and I'm really looking forward to the trip as well the show when we get it up.

We've got a few pieces on our website with more to come in the next few days.

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