"I strive to make pots that others will enjoy using in their daily lives."
Jennifer Falter's craft as a potter allows her to both create and embellish. She enjoys making functional, yet decorative porcelain pots, encased in a tactile, sgraffito or carved surface. Her love of pattern making, line, and mark making appear in both her narrative, light-hearted pieces and in the quiet nature-inspired wares. Her pieces invite the viewer to investigate through touch, sight, and use.
Each piece of Jennifer's work is thrown from porcelain on the potter's wheel. This pure white canvas of the clay provides a striking contrast to the layers of black slip that she brushes on to the surface of the pot. After all layers are applied, Jennifer carves the entire exterior with a small loop tool to expose the clay and bring her imagery to life. Afterward, each piece is bisqued, clear glazed and fired. All of her work is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
Jennifer graduated from Missouri State University in 1996 with a BFA in ceramics. She has worked diligently in clay since graduation and has gone on to share this passion with her community.