Jocelyn Jenkins – Potter
I turned from engineering to ceramics more than a decade ago. Although I live and work in Ottawa, I have strong ties to the Maritimes. Both places furnish natural images that repeat throughout my ceramic work. I spend roughly half of my time teaching and running a community studio and the other half creating my own work. My work consists of functional pieces as well as objects that have a less utilitarian existence.
I have a background in printmaking and painting: as time goes on, both of these interests have more and more influence on my ceramic work. Originally the form of a vessel or an object claimed my attention. Lately, I am pushing these forms to provide surfaces to decorate using sgraffito or slip/underglaze brushwork, combined with various types of resists.
There is an intimacy in creating an image on a ceramic surface, knowing that it will be held, that holds a strong appeal for me. More than that, the decoration I choose to use is often pictorial, on a three dimensional form: this allows the user/viewer to choose a point of view and a viewing distance and gives them control over what they choose to focus on, in the images I offer.
Dragon Bowl – Clay (Right) – $450
Dragon Snakes – Clay (Center) – $240
Fire Water – Service set: Bottle, Tray, 4 cups – Clay (Left) – $680
Ocean Tray – Clay, Slip, Glaze (Bottom) – $140
Seahorse Bowl – Clay, Slip, Glaze – (Bottom) – $78
Ocean Bottle – Seahorse – Clay (Middle) – $300
Plate of Fish – Clay (Back) – $140
Plate with Boat & Whale – Clay – $140
Octopus Wall Hanging – Clay – $140
Tea at Sea – Teapot, Creamer, Sugar Bowl, Tray
Cone 6, Clay, Underglaze, Glaze – $375
Sky Large Bowl – Cone 6, Clay, Slip, Glaze – $450
Sky Bottle – Cone 6, Clay, Slip, Glaze – $320
Mouse of my Heart – Cone 6, Clay, Slip, Glaze – $75
Puffin Bowl – Cone 6, Clay, Slip, Glaze – $220
Puffin – Cone 6, Clay, Slip, Glaze – $300 each