Jamie Germaine

My work in clay began when I was a student at university in New York state. While pursuing a degree in anthropology, I discovered the pottery studio in the student union and was smitten. Since that time I have taken a variety of ceramic courses and workshops throughout the world.
Working out of a studio beside my home, I produce both wheel thrown and hand built pieces with a unique style of texturing that has become characteristic of my work. My surrounding environment is reflected in the organic nature that I create on the clay. In 2003 I was introduced me to the technique of smoke firing. Since that time I have been exploring the many facets of this alternative firing method. I am attracted to the subtle and earthy effects of the process.
Recently retired from my career as a school counsellor, I am now devoting more of my time to ceramic work.