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
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.