Jeannine Niehaus is one of my favorite ceramic artists. At her Santa Cruz, California workshop, Jeannine produces a range of Japanese-inspired vases, plates, bowls, and other pieces using stoneware, porcelain and raku materials/techniques. Her work is a perfect accompaniment to A&C interior architecture, as some of her repeating motifs - wisteria, narcissus, bamboo, iris, eucalyptus, gingko, etc - are patterns embraced by the founders of the various Craftsman movements as well, and have made their way into her work via her intense study of Art Nouveau decoration ahd the floral decoration traditions of China and Japan. Jeannine has been a professional potter for almost thirty years, and began her career not long after receiving her BA in art from San Jose State in the early '70s. Her work is sold almost solely at juried crafts shows throughout California, as she prefers having direct contact with those who purchase her work.
She'll be showing at a number of shows throughout 2005, and if you're anywhere near one, I urge you to stop by and see her work.
- May 14 & 15, 2005: Clay in Courtyard, Soquel CA
- June 11 & 12, 2005: Live Oak Park, Berkeley CA
- August 10 & 11, 2005: American Craft Council wholesale show, Ft. Mason, San Francisco CA
- August 12 & 14, 2005: American Craft Council retail show, Ft. Mason, San Francisco CA
- Throughout September, Jeannine will be traveling and studying throughout Japan, but will return soon after for a few more shows...
- October 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 2005: Santa Cruz County open studios - Jeannine's studio will be open for sales & demos
- November 2005: a gallery show in Gualala, CA, date & location TBA
- December 2005: Christmas shows, dates & locations TBA