In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio is resuming fall term classes on January 16, and our winter term begins February 10 (Due to snow make-up days). Check for general updates here. Meanwhile, explore our virtual classes, talks, and events, and help support our teachers and artists.

DATE NIGHTS are currently on hold due to the pandemic. You are welcome to purchase Gift Certificates for future workshops (Date Nights will be back!)

Jessica Putnam-Phillips

As a reflection of my own experience in the military, I explore the juxtaposition of US service women in combat with the domestic and decorative nature of heirloom tableware. Using the notion of “serving” I create objects associated with serving a meal depicting military women serving their country. I combine military iconography, such as: weapons, armored vehicles, uniforms and insignias with the traditional elements of classical willow ware patterns. This re-imagining subverts the once benign decoration while creating a narrative that is personal yet makes timely and much needed social commentary. The expectation of duty and service that is thrust upon these women is reflected in the form and surfaces of my work. Through the exploration of ceramic tableware and non-traditional imagery I seek to challenge the entrenched ideas of domesticity and gender roles while exposing the social and cultural issues faced by military women.



Humvee & Purple Pansies

$900.00



Pansy, Peony Series

$325.00



Reflections, Peony Series



Pearl, Peony Series



Humvee & Purple Pansies

$900.00



Pansy, Peony Series

$325.00



Reflections, Peony Series



Pearl, Peony Series


  

Humvee & Purple Pansies

$900.00



Pansy, Peony Series

$325.00



Reflections, Peony Series



Pearl, Peony Series



Humvee & Purple Pansies

$900.00



Pansy, Peony Series

$325.00



Reflections, Peony Series



Pearl, Peony Series