Thrown, Altered, Sprigged & Sketched with Jen Mecca

Form and function go hand-in-hand, and in this video Jennifer Mecca shares her unique techniques for throwing and altering vases, bottles, and serving pieces, as well as her sprig and Mishima decorating techniques. She covers her colored clay sprigging and slip inlay process that she uses to bring life and depth to her surfaces. Loaded with helpful tips and interesting techniques from beginning to end, Jen’s video is for anyone who loves playing with form and surface! Jen challenges the notion that surfaces should be flat for functional wares and combines 2-D and 3-D decorations on her pots.

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Jennifer Mecca

About the Artist

Jennifer Mecca earned her BFA in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, then completed a BFA and MFA in Ceramics at East Carolina University.  She now lives in Gastonia, North Carolina, where she splits her time between teaching and working as a studio potter. She also loves to teach workshops, and is a member of a pottery group in Charlotte called Thrown Together.


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