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Jenny Lou Sherburne

Jenny Lou Sherburne

Jenny Lou Sherburne’s inspirations range from garlic cloves to onion domes, from the Isle of Crete to the Land of Oz, and from Antonio Gaudi to Dr. Seuss. The colorful designs and finishes on her pieces invoke humor and vigor. Jenny 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. Her whimsical forms communicate a world view of wonder, curiosity and joy

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Jenny Lou Sherburne at MudFire

Gallery group show Potters of the Roan, April 2009

 

Jenny Lou Sherburne Artist Bio

I have been a Studio Potter for over twenty-five years and have operated studios in Chicago, Florida and North Carolina. I served as an apprentice at Berea College's unique Ceramic Apprenticeship Program and later earned a Master of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge under the tutelage of Joe Bova, Linda Arbuckle and Bobby Silverman.

 

Jenny Lou Sherburne Artist Statement

I believe that life is a gift. Making pots is my way of celebrating and maintaining this belief. The creative process compels me to listen to an inner voice, my intuition which, in turn, provides me clues about how to live my life.

My inspirations range from garlic cloves to onion domes, from the Isle of Crete to the Land of Oz, and from Antonio Gaudi to Dr. Seuss. I see beauty, humor and vigor everywhere and I try to create pots that embody these values. The cross-pollination between my life and work nourishes both as I strive to communicate a world view of wonder, curiosity and joy.



Jenny Lou Sherburne Artist Resume

Education:
1991 M.F.A., Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1982 B.A., Art, Berea College, Berea, KY
Selected Exhibitions:
2008 New Works City Arts Gallery, Greenville, NC
2005 Hot Stuff/Clay Tigers Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Louisville Center for the Visual Arts, KY
2000 Art Link 2000 St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Pete, FL
1999 Florida Citrus Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
1997 Southeast Craft Spotlite Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
1994 Exhibition 280 Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
1993 Fiction, Function, Figuration Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Awards, Grants, Commissions:
2000 Tampa Museum of Arts, FL Patrons Gifts, Pavilion XV
1997 Pinellas Arts Council, FL Individual Artist Grant
1996 Winter Park, FL, Sidewalk Show Best in Clay
1996 Coral Gables, FL, Beaux Arts Best in Clay
1995 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship
1995 Deland, FL, Festival of Arts Best in Clay
1995 Ocala, FL, Arts Festival Best in Clay
1994 Winter Park, FL, Sidewalk Show Best in Clay
1994 Coral Gables, FL, Beaux Arts Best in Clay
1993 Dallas, TX, Artfest Best in Clay
1993 Fort Worth, TX, Mayfest Best in Clay
1992 Dallas, TX, Artfest Best in Clay
1992 Fort Worth, TX, Mayfest Best in Clay
Publications:
2006 500 Pitchers Edited by, Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott, Lark Books
2003 500 Bowls Edited by, Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott, Lark Books
2001 Handbuilt Tableware by, Kathy Triplett, Lark Books
2000 Functional Pottery: Forms and Function in Pots and Purpose by Robin Harper Krause Publications
1998 Conversations with Florida Potters Studio Potter, December, Volume 27
Collections:
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts Racine, WI
Craft Mobile Traveling Exhibition St. Petersburg, FL
Deland University, Dan Gunderson, Collector Deland, FL
Orlando City Hall, Frank Holt, Collector Orlando, FL