Pottery Co-Team Leader
Four-Year Apprentice Teapot 2007
Jess has been a potter for ShackletonThomas since 2001, when she joined the team for the ability to make a living throwing and decorating pots. She has a passion for the handmade pieces she makes, and loves the community of people she works with. Jess has become a unique craftsperson with skill in all areas of the pottery, from throwing to carving and painting to firing the kilns. Her favorite collections are the porcelain and the black carved when it takes on blue hues, and she takes special pleasure making teapots, which she believes take true talent, skill, and patience in order to be both beautiful and functional.
Outside of the pottery, Jess is an equestrian, training and riding her horse Apollo. She also loves cooking, reading, being outside, dance parties, snowboarding, and spending time with her family.