Jes has always had an affinity for design and form. This interest led her to pursue an architectural education and then later, a career in the field beginning with a design build firm. At this firm, she was able to see a project from the start to the finish and manage it through each phase. Jes also has an entrepreneurial spirit and now co-owns a structural engineering firm with her husband in Houston, Texas where she collaborates with architects and designers to help bring their vision to fruition. Jes is a busy professional but finds her personal creative pursuits rewarding and necessary to maintain a healthy life. Her preferred medium for expression and creativity is ceramics. Clay allows her to create form with her hands, feeling the structural integrity throughout the various stages, drying process, and up to its final design. Jes’ initial exposure to clay came from Foelber Gallery and Pottery Studio. Twenty years of classes at the studio and later, a partnership with Boaf Pottery, Jes was able to nurture and develop her craft. She is constantly perfecting her techniques, and is always learning from those of other artists. Currently she is handbuilding forms and applying monoprint transfer designs using colored slips and underglazes. Her forms are simple and mostly utilitarian. Functional pieces that can be used every day, to be shared and enjoyed are her focal objectives and concepts for design. Much of her work is a reflection of her interest and inspiration of colorful plants and flowers found in textile and paintings. Some of her subjects are from her own garden.
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