Jean Smith

I have been working in clay since about 1990. At the present time, I go between low and mid-range firings, but find I am more and more interested in the higher fired range and in discovering the ways to combine stains and commercial glazes. Most of my work is sculptural, but some of it is functional. My current body of work consists of sculptures using multiple sections stacked on top of each other, then strung on a plastic coated wire to hang from the ceiling to create a two to four foot piece, as well as individual pieces that can be used as vases, and wall sculptures.

Besides working with clay, I do some mixed media work and jewelry pieces. I like to challenge myself to try new things and I am enraptured by old trade beads. My work can always be seen in the back room of Zip 37 Gallery.
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