Even as a little girl Jessica was alway busy creating something and would spend hours surrouned by art and craft supplies. When asked what she was doing her response would be “making”. Jessica used this snipit from her childhood when rebranding herself as an artist and separating her personal art journey from Black Dog Pottery and the Paint-Your-Own-Pottery side of the business.
Jessica has dabbled in a variety of art mediums over the years, her current home studio, which she often refers to as the Makery, is set up for pottery and fused glass and she makes room for the occasional “kaboodle”.
Jessica found her love for pottery in 2016 while battling a bout with depression. Her cousin invited her to take a wheel throwing class in Olympia and she found herself wanting to learn more than what class time allowed and bought her pottery wheel shortly after. Spending hours practicing and watching tutorials on YouTube she finally started to bring her pottery pieces to the craft shows she was already involved in and soon changed her focus to mainly working with clay.
Like a crow, Jessica has a love for bright and shiny and has always been fascinated by the movement of glass as it melts. She purchased her first kiln to slump wine bottles well before she knew she would be getting into pottery. While owning Black Dog Pottery she invested in purchasing glass and glass supplies and has been learning the art ever since.
Kaboodle: (noun. Informal a lot, bunch, or group) While her main focus is pottery and glass Jessica didn’t want to limit herself when it comes to creativity and uses kaboodle to cover what ever else that inspires her while “making”. Plus kaboodle is just a fun word!