About the Artist
Jennifer Mecca spent many childhood weekends observing and participating in the traditions of her paternal Italian-American family. Among the most prevalent was the preparation of elaborate meals. She observed how tableware was as important as the planning, preparation and enjoyment of a meal. This served as the foundation for her interest in utilitarian pottery and her love of creating elaborate surfaces and forms.
Born in upstate New York, Jennifer moved to South Carolina in her late teens. She earned her BFA in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University then completed a BFA and MFA in Ceramics at East Carolina University. She lives in Gastonia, NC working as a full time studio potter and teaches classes and workshops part time.
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