Jenni Lukasiewicz

Jenni Lukasiewicz is an artist living and working in New York City. Originally from South Hadley Massachusetts, she studied studio art at Mount Holyoke College and papermaking and bookbinding in Italy before spending 5 years living in New Mexico enjoying the forests and the desert and exploring the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast.

Before clay, her primary medium was paper: cutting, folding and creating layered drawings and sculptures that explore light, transparency and material. She is meticulous and discerning; working at Greenwich House Pottery allows her to explore these ideas in clay.

Her latest ceramic works are conceptual and explorative, with investigation into psychology and into nature. Through various processes including painting and dipping slip, casting, or impressing an item directly into clay, she produces quotidian objects or impressions in porcelain. The transformation of these objects from their original material into to porcelain alters the classification of the collected matter, shifting how we look at it and perhaps elevating its value.