Jen Stein Studio
I have always loved clay... for its magical possibilities, for its response to glaze, for its pure sensual pleasure.
Since 1994 I have been continuously throwing and modeling functional and sculptural objects - experimenting with form, technique, and glaze formulations. Through numerous workshops with respected professionals, I have broadened my knowledge of working in clay and glazes. I taught pottery for several years and have led numerous workshops. It was my great honor to be the president of The Potters' Guild of New Jersey from 2009 until 2016.
Over the years I have made everything from miniatures, large bas-relief murals, functional ware, figurative sculpture, and even bathroom sinks. I work primarily in porcelain and make my own glazes, which I fire to cone 6 in oxidation. For the last decade, my focus has been carving stamps for bas-relief impressions on thrown pots. Most of these stamps I make in the round to provide a continuous pattern - these are called 'roulettes'.
I sell my work wholesale at the ACRE show in Philadelphia in February and am represented by some 30 galleries across the country.
My quest is to develop unique work- a quest I hope to fulfill through extensive research, experimentation, and a touch of inspiration.