Artist Information

Contact Information

jessica.zamachaj@gmail.com

Instagram handle: potsbyz

PayPal link: Potsbyz pay

Artist Bio

Over the past two years I have focused more on making pottery than sculptures.  It is a shift in my work brought on by the changes in my personal life with small children and hectic schedules.  I am fully enjoying this new adventure and over the past year I have brought my love for printmaking into the studio.  I focus on pit fired stoneware as well as functional stoneware works. The pit fired work is a fun experience as there is little control of what happens during the final firing to the surface.  I enjoy this process as it brings a surprise every time. When making works for the pit I am careful to make solely decorative forms as this medium does not fire high enough to make the wares food safe.  With these decorative forms I challenge myself to create larger more complicated works. After the works are leather hard I burnish the surface, which is a long process, then I pre-fire to a cone 010. I usually perform two pit fires a year and build up enough work to have a good load during those firings.  My other focus is on functional wares and I have been enjoying using colored slips, which I make myself. I have recently incorporated using natural materials, like leaves, feathers, flowers,etc in my work to add another level. I also like carving through the slip, sgraffito, to create unique designs. I am constantly trying new things and hope you enjoy seeing what I have created.   

Exhibition/Festival History

  • Bruce Museum Outdoor Craft Festival, Greenwich May 16 and 17 2020
  • JCC Holiday Fair, Woodbridge Ct. December 8th 2019
  • Milford Oyster Festival, August 17th 2019
  • CWA 89th National Open Juried Exhibition July-September 2019
  • Milford Artisan Market, May 11-12th 2019
  • “20/20 2020 20” Open Juried Call Kehler Liddell Gallery, Westville Ct May 2019
  • “Go” Juried Exhibition, Valley Arts Council February 2019
  • Serta Artes Small Works November-December 2018
  • City Wide Open studios alternative space weekend hosted by Artspace October 2018
  • CWA 88th national open juried exhibition September 2018
  • Clark Memorial Library, Bethany Ct May 2018
  • City Wide open Studios Armory Weekend, New Haven Ct. October 2017
  • CWA 87th National Open Juried Exhibition September 2017
  • Orange Arts Council, Orange CT  July 2017
  • E Street Gallery, Derby CT   Ongoing thru May 15th 2018 (closed the gallery)
  • Art in the Windows, Carriage Barn Arts Center New Cannan May 2014
  • Canton Artist Guild Open Juried Exhibition “Object Resonance Award” October 2013
  • “Show for a Show” Artwell Gallery Torrington September 2013
  • CT Academy of Fine Arts Open Juried Exhibition April 2013
  • “Small Works” Carriage Barn Arts Center New Cannan November 2012
  • “Arts in the Country” Easton Arts Council May 2012
  • Orange Arts Council Two Person Exhibition December 2011
  • Canton Artist Guild Open Juried Exhibition October 2011
  • Canton Artist Guild Open Juried Exhibtion October 2010

One thought on “Artist Information

  1. Visited Alex’s BNI chapter this morning and Dom gave a beautiful testimonial about your work. Really nice portfolio, loved the exposed line! If you ever launch a SM page for your work, please send me the link so I can share… I love putting awesome work like this out into the ether for fellow creatives. – Tara, North Star Design Studio.

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