Jeanne Henry

Jeanne Henry Ceramic Art and dimension2point5


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Jeanne Henry Ceramic Art and dimension2point5
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Art Work Description

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Firing Methods
  • Electric
  • Oxidation
  • Mid-Range
Types of Clay Used
  • Stoneware
Forming Methods and Techniques
  • Wheel Thrown
  • Slabs
  • New Item
  • Hand Built
  • Carved
Finishing Methods and Techniques
  • Dip or Poured Glazes
  • Painted Slips
  • Raw
  • Oxides
  • Washes
Forms Types
  • Plates
  • Serving Platters
  • Cups
  • Tumbler
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Tea Bowls
  • Vase
  • Flower Vases
  • Cylinders
  • Bowls
  • Soup Bowls
  • Serving Bowls
  • Planters
  • Vessel
  • Figurative
  • Architectural
Artwork Description
  • Functional
  • Non-Functional
  • Tiles
  • Garden
  • Figurative
  • Sculpture
  • Vessel
  • Architectural
  • Organic
  • Modern
  • Traditional
  • Country
  • Bright
  • Earthy
  • Simple
  • Complex
Artist Statement
Jeanne Henry Ceramic Art - The work of 4 artists who all live in my head!

A functional potter for 44 years, I love to throw, but have also focused for years on sculpture. I layer multiple of stoneware clay, sculpting and carving to create a feeling of space, distance and sense of place.
My bas relief works attempts to re-create the feeling you have walking in a foreign place, looking in, up, down or through. These combine my passions for architecture, photography and clay, using my travel photographs, creating "clay paintings." I am also inspired by Oregon's iconic structures and landscapes.
My wheel thrown functional work has simple, classic lines and is simply glazed, with the exception of the landscape and textured trays and platters.
A serious functional potter for 44 years, I have 4 bodies of work: Functional dinnerware, bas-relief sculpture, life size chickens and animal figures. I have 4 different artists, all living in my head! My studio is an old cottage next to my 1890 farmhouse and large garden that is an Audubon Silver certified wildlife habitat.

Using multiple layers of stoneware clay, I shape, carve and texture, replicating my own photographs into 2.5 D paintings. I paint with multiple colored clay slips as glazes. The clay and glaze imitate scenes of arches, streets, complex architecture. I have used as inspiration European walled cities, Provencal homes, Oregon's iconic structures or landscapes and the structural quality of plants, like windmill palms, bamboo or trees.
Each chicken begins as a vessel or bowl, which I distort and carve adding thrown feet and heads. Each chicken is realistic and true to a specific breed, nesting or free standing.
My animal explorations are 8”-14,” and black from oxides.
As an ex high school art teacher, I love teaching and exposing people to my work and to the magic of clay. That such diverse work can come from the same bag of clay and hands is definitely magical. After all these years in clay, it is thrilling to explore each of these different directions. It keeps me inspired, young and enthusiastic!

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  • Middle School or High School
  • Private studio
  • Retired Educator
  • Former Educator
  • Resident Artist
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