Jenny Lou Sherburne


I have been a studio potter for over thirty years and have operated studios in Chicago, Louisiana, West Virginia, Florida and North Carolina.  I served as an  apprentice in Berea College’s unique Ceramic Apprenticeship Program and later earned a Master of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge under the tutelage of Joe Bova, Linda Arbuckle and Bobby Silverman.

My work appears in numerous publications and is shown and sold nationally. I currently reside in Bakersville  North Carolina with My husband, two sons, two cats and a dog named Moonshine.

Artist Statement

I believe that life is a gift.  Making pots is my way of celebrating and maintaining this belief.  The process of creating compels me to question my assumptions and listen to my intuition which, in turn, provides me with clues about how to live my life.

My inspirations range from garlic cloves to onion domes, from the Isle of Crete to the Land of Oz and from Antonio Gaudi to Dr. Seuss. I see humor, beauty and growth everywhere and I am devoted to creating work which reflects these aspects of life.

The cross pollination between my life and work nourishes both as I strive to communicate a world view full of wonder, curiosity and joy.