Knowing when it is best to use neutral tones and simple shapes during pottery making is a difficult art to master. Jess Carter has a clear sense of style that is rooted in the simplicity of her utilitarian ceramics. Using simple forms for her bowls, mugs, plates, cups, and vases makes it clear to the user that these pieces are for everyday use. A loose painting style in earthy colors outlined with crisp, basic geometric shapes also serves to beckon these pieces into life’s daily rituals.
Carter describes her work as, “Thoughtful and functional ceramic art for your everyday.”
Carter received her BFA from the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and then went on to become a resident artist at Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is now living in Petaluma, California as the studio apprentice to clay artist Forrest Lesch-Middleton.