Jennifer McCurdy

"I strive to make my work reflect the life around me."

What she does:

McCurdy is a porcelain artist. Creating her works from a simple potter's wheel, she creates shockingly beautiful sculptures that seem to blend right into nature. Be it the ribs of some strange creature, or a clump of flowing seaweed to whirling flame, she creates abodes for an emotion within her pieces. As Andre Gide says:

"Pay attention only to the form; emotion will come spontaneously to inhabit it. A perfect dwelling always finds an inhabitant."

Some of her Latest works:

Where is she Now?

Currently, Jennifer McCurthy can be located on the island of Martha's Vineyard, working on her latest sculpture. As of late, she had begun to ask herself questions in order to improve her art. How thin can the high fire porcelain be before it collapses in the fire? How much can it be cut away and still maintain structural integrity? How can the structural form be integrated with the visual, as in nature? How can the movement of the potter's wheel and the fire of the kiln be reflected in the finished piece, which is rock-hard and permanent?