Dusty Road Pottery
About The Artist
Jennifer Hamilton • Dickerson, MD
Ceramics • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am a ceramic artist from Maryland who makes pottery for everyday use. My challenge and delight is creating objects whose purpose is containment, from a material that offers endless possibilities for creative expression. My objective is to make each piece, not only function well and succeed in its usefulness, but also stand on its own as a visual object with tactile appeal.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work Is primarily hand built from slabs of clay rolled out onto a table surface. I press and add a variety of textures from made and found objects, creating a surface that will be interesting and yet ultimately soft to touch. The slabs are then constructed into pottery forms to create useful objects that are also visually interesting. Each piece is finished with a glaze surface that will add color and strength to the surface.