JD's clay work focuses on three components: time, place and material. Jorgenson's work uses native clay, wood firings, as well as techniques learned during his apprenticeship at The Saint John's Pottery Studio combined with current approaches.
I deeply believe that working with native clay, cultivates conversations and relationships between the material and others. I strive in my process to understand the material for what it is through its strengths and limitations. There are stones, feldspar, and other minerals in the clays that make themselves known through the making and firing process, which I believe adds beauty. My work is often a reflection of the source material. The true beauty is the clay itself, unglazed and raw interacting with fire, charcoal, and atmosphere in the kiln.
Header image 1 by Jill Dubbeldee Kuhn.
Header image 2 by Nick Campbell of Steve Diamond Elements
Thursday, October 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: 6:00 p.m.
Academic year gallery hours:
Daily: noon - 6 p.m.
Thursdays: noon - 9 p.m.
For more information about exhibitions in the SJU Galleries, call 320-363-2701.