Jillian O'Dwyer

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Location Redlands, CA, United States
Introduction I got hooked on ceramics during college and continued to make work for many years as a hobby. In June 2011 I decided to ditch the corporate world after over 10 years in human resources and focus on making and selling my artwork full-time. A risky move that has since become integrated into my design and development process. I am known at the studio for rarely, okay never, testing a glaze or glaze combination before using it on a piece, for using a different clay body every other week, and, I'm sure, for being a little out there. : ) All of this trial and error is reflected in my work. Most of my inspiration comes from nature and earthy, fittingly, is a word frequently used to describe my work. Trees, in particular, are a fascinating subject for me and I've incorporated them into the majority of my work. If I've learned anythig since starting on this journey to share my art with all of you, it is that the occasional risk is inspiring all by itself. I can't wait for what kind of twist my next experiment will yield.