I have been a Studio Potter for over twenty-five years and have operated studios in Chicago, Florida and
North Carolina. I served as an apprentice at Berea College's unique Ceramic Apprenticeship Program
and later earned a Master of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge under the tutelage of
Joe Bova and Linda Arbuckle.
1991 M.F.A., Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1982 B.A., Art, Berea College, Berea, KY
EDUCATION
1991-2008 Studio Potter Bakersville, NC, Gulfport, FL
2006 Instructor Odyssey Clay Studio, Asheville, NC
2002 Instructor Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2000 Workshop Leader Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL
1999 Workshop Leader Southport Community Arts Center, Southport, SC
1997 Workshop Leader Deland University, Deland,FL
1996 Instructor Clay Factory, Tampa, FL
1995 Instructor Lill Street Studios, Chicago, IL
1995 Workshop Leader Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1994 Workshop Leader St. Petersburg Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
1989-1991 Teaching Assistant Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2008 New Works City Arts Gallery, Greenville, NC
2005 Hot Stuff/Clay Tigers Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Louisville Center for the Visual Arts, KY
2000 Art Link 2000 St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Pete, FL
1999 Florida Citrus Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
1997 Southeast Craft Spotlite Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
1994 Exhibition 280 Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
1993 Fiction, Function, Figuration Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

GALLERY REPRESENTATION- Past/Present
American Hand Gallery Washington, D.C.
Crimson Laurel Gallery Bakersville, NC
Florida Craftsman's Gallery St. Petersburg, FL
Gallery Alexander La Jolla, CA
Grovewood Gallery Asheville, NC
Lill Street Gallery Chicago, IL
Nancy Margolis Gallery Portland, ME
Parkway Gallery Southern Highlands Guild, Blowing Rock,NC
Penland Gallery Penland, NC
Piedmont Craftsman's Gallery Winston Salem, NC
Portfolio Gallery Greenville, SC
Ruth Schneider Chicago, IL
Seven Sisters Black Mountain, NC
Twig Gallery San Francisco, CA

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND COMMISSIONS
2000 Tampa Museum of Arts, FL Patrons Gifts, Pavilion XV
1997 Pinellas Arts Council, FL Individual Artist Grant
1996 Winter Park, FL, Sidewalk Show Best in Clay
1996 Coral Gables, FL, Beaux Arts Best in Clay
1995 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship
1995 Deland, FL, Festival of Arts Best in Clay
1995 Ocala, FL, Arts Festival Best in Clay
1994 Winter Park, FL, Sidewalk Show Best in Clay
1994 Coral Gables, FL, Beaux Arts Best in Clay
1993 Dallas, TX, Artfest Best in Clay
1993 Fort Worth, TX, Mayfest Best in Clay
1992 Dallas, TX, Artfest Best in Clay
1992 Fort Worth, TX, Mayfest Best in Clay

PUBLICATIONS
2006 500 Pitchers Edited by, Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott, Lark Books
2003
500 Bowls Edited by, Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott, Lark Books
2001
Handbuilt Tableware by Kathy Triplett, Lark Books
2000
Functional Pottery: Forms and Function in Pots and Purpose by Robin Harper
1998 Conversations with Florida Potters Studio Potter, December, Volume 27

COLLECTIONS
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
Craft Mobile Traveling Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL
Deland University, Dan Gunderson, Collector Deland, FL
Orlando City Hall, Frank Holt, Collector Orlando, FL

I believe that life is a gift. Making pots is my way of celebrating and maintaining this belief. The
creative process compels me to listen to an inner voice, my intuition which, in turn, provides me clues
about how to live my life.
My inspirations range from garlic cloves to onion domes, from the Isle of Crete to the Land of Oz, and
from Antonio Gaudi to Dr. Seuss. I see beauty, humor and vigor everywhere and I try to create pots
that embody these values.
The cross-pollination between my life and work nourishes both as I strive to communicate a world
view of wonder, curiosity and joy.

2008
Jenny Lou Sherburne
Jenny Lou Sherburne
Sculptural Pottery