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Erin Jackson

Erin Jackson began working in clay in 1995, enthralled by its physical properties, the philosophy of wabi-sabi, and working on the potterís wheel. She was lucky enough to form friendships with notable ceramic artists like Paul Soldner and Tom Collins. After several years as a studio potter in Western New York she began making sculpture. Soon after, she began the graduate program at The University of Iowa (graduating from the M.F.A. program in 2006), where she was one of the few graduate students not regularly making pots. During this time she worked with Gerry Eskin in his studio as well as helping him for two years to begin the permanent ceramic collection at The University of Iowa Museum of Art.

After moving to Davis, California, Erin returned to being a functional potter and to her early love of wabi-sabi. She felt a need to make useful art - objects people could appreciate and use every day. To this end, Erin has spent the last few years perfecting her glaze technique and creating colors in a satin matte base glaze created by Val Cushing. She fires in oxidation in her electric kiln to cone 5/6 on a white porcelaneous stoneware clay.

Erin has exhibited on the West Coast in California and Nevada as well as in many other locations across the United States. Her work has appeared in a number of publications and she has served as Commissioner for several local California public arts commissions.

Erinís studio, Madman Clay, is in Woodland, California, where she currently lives and teaches beginning, advanced, and AP ceramics at Dixon High School. Her goal for creating pottery is to give people something beautiful as well as enjoyable to use on a daily basis, for her pottery to have a relationship with the user, for the user to seek out that special bowl or mug from the cabinet and bring a little happiness to the user, like an old friend.



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ERIN JACKSON: Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks

ERIN JACKSON: Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks

Bowl fired to cone 5/6, electric kiln, with a white clay body and satin matte base glaze. Bowl Dimensions: 6.5 diameter x 4.5 tall.
$75.00

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