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Scott Jennings uses thin slabs of white stoneware and paper patterns to create his unique hand-built tableware. From teapots to the humble cup, Scott captures the plasticity of the material in each piece. The rough forms are pinched, stretched, patterned and assembled completely by hand. He leaves clues as to how each piece was constructed in the form of exposed seams or thumbprints. Transparent, brightly colored glazes are used to finish each piece because they accentuate the details in the form and add a vibrant quality to each piece.
Scott studied ceramics at California State University Fullerton, earning a B.F.A. in ceramics in 1996. He has worked as a ceramics lab technician at The Irvine Fine Arts Center and Mt. San Antonio College. Scott has many years of teaching experience at the community college level as well as at private and public studios. He currently teaches at Ruby’s Clay Studio, Higher Fire Studios, and at Clay By The Bay. His work in the ceramics industry includes working as the Dinnerware Production Manager for Heath Ceramics.
“The dialog with the forms is what motivates me to get in the studio each day and to do the work. The work informs itself and slowly evolves over time. I am interested in utilitarian vessels and find that they provide endless avenues to explore form and surface design. I strive to make pieces that are visually stunning and that have friendly tactile qualities. Ultimately I hope that the user contemplates how ceramics with unique characteristics can fit into and enhance their daily routines.”