Juno: Artful Forms for Everyday
From Jennifer Seifert, Founder & Maker
Asheville, North Carolina
My mom encouraged creative messes, letting us express ourselves through all mediums of art and craft without criticism. For me, craft has taken on many forms over the years: songwriting, photography, mothering, and finally clay. I discovered my passion for clay in a night class in Pasadena, California, instructed by a well-known fine-art ceramicist who both inspired and intimidated me. My hands working with clay felt natural: forever past, present and future. I felt connected to it, like the familiarity I feel with music.
I currently live in Asheville, North Carolina with my husband, Jeremy, and our three children, Finn, Tennessee and Pearl. After taking time off to raise my family, I found clay again in the deep pottery roots of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia.
As the contemplative writer Thomas Merton wrote, “art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Ceramics has been this way for me because it came into my life when my kids were entering school and I was in need of finding myself again.
I strive to create simple, functional pottery that is both artful and sculptural in design. I create pieces that work well in any home, elevating everyday dining and living experiences.