Ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy has been working with porcelain for over thirty years. For the last few years, she has focused on questions of structure and form: how a finished piece can reflect the movement of a potter’s process; how a thin piece of porcelain can maintain its structural integrity in the kiln; how to harmoniously integrate visual and structural elements. By incorporating both convex and concave forms, light absorbed and reflected, porcelain and gilding techniques, McCurdy strives to make work that reflects the balance of life around her.
McCurdy received her B.F.A. from Michigan State University and completed her graduate studies at Florida Atlantic University. She has taught widely and now lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work can be found in many permanent museum collections, including The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Minneapolis Museum of Art.