I’ve always been a texture lover and I think that’s why I gravitated towards clay as a medium. Seeing the contrasting depths of pattern applied to a three-dimensional form is really striking to me.
My love of texture has taken me on many experiments from setting up roadside to gather passerby’s shoe impressions to marathon sessions creating my own clay stamps from found objects. The culmination of all of my experimentation has helped me to refine my designs and patterns into ones that truly represent my voice as an artist.
Jillian is a ceramic artist who focuses mainly on creating highly textured, hand built, functional work. She lives and creates her work in Running Springs, CA.