Ellen Jacobson Pottery
Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29
22519 Crouchs Ln. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 301-908-1029
I have had my hands in clay since I was 12 years old. I went to college and got a degree in Religious studies but soon decided that what I really wanted to do was make pottery. After taking a year to regroup and apprentice to a potter, I returned to school at the Kansas City Art institute where I received a BFA in ceramics. I then went on to receive an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. I spent many years running pottery programs in community art centers all while maintaining a studio in my home. I work in both porcelain and terra cotta. Function is my main source of inspiration. I want my pots to be used and for a relationship to develop between the user and the pot. I hope my pots and their marks speak to a love of the materials with which they are made, vitality for life and integrity.