Informed Wildness: Jenny Lou Sherburne's Art of Living and Making
Schultz, Katey, Ceramics Art & Perception
"I REALLY DID FALL IN LOVE WITH CLAY," SAYS CERAMIC ARTIST Jenny Lou Sherburne of her first apprenticeship nearly 30 years ago. "Something takes over and you feel like you've found the answers to all of life's questions in craft. I knew I wanted to make each piece expressive and I had to figure out what I wanted to express. What I discovered was humor, joy and growth. It all boils down to pots." (1) Working from her studio high in the Appalachian Mountains of the Southeastern US, Sherburne's enthusiasm this many years later has hardly waned.
The artist makes goblets, pitchers, mugs, stacked vases, teapots, window box sets and larger vessels that are ornate almost to the point of absurdity. Many of her forms seem to teeter and tempt gravity by way of long balanced gestures and reaching lines. As a whole, her body of work …
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Publication information: Article title: Informed Wildness: Jenny Lou Sherburne's Art of Living and Making. Contributors: Schultz, Katey - Author. Magazine title: Ceramics Art & Perception. Issue: 74 Publication date: December 2008. Page number: 105+. © 2007 Ceramics Art & Perception Pty. Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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