Jeanine

Jeanine Underwood has been working in clay for over 20 years.  She has loved art and creativity since she was very small.   Jeanine had her first experience in clay at the age of 13 at 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY. It wasn’t until she was in college that she really became addicted.  Jeanine worked over the next 10 years absorbing information, skills and inspiration from amazing artist like Leanna Keim, Phill Ungar, and Masako Miata.

In 2002 Jeanine married her husband, Donnie, and spent the next several years giving birth to and staying at home with her two daughters.  She never stopped being creative though.  Jeanine was involved in the building of their new home and did all of the interior finish work including several murals.

In 2008 Jeanine returned to her pottery studio and began producing her own work again.   She also began teaching pottery to children at Redeemer Classical School in their after school program, Stepping Stones.  In 2011, the JM Pottery Summer Camps began.

In her second year in her new studio, Jeanine hosted her second annual Spring Open House, is selling her work at several small art shows and is now looking forward to the 2014 Summer Camp season.  This summer she doubles her camp schedule by adding a mini pottery camp for 5-7 year olds, a teen pottery camp and two mini art camps.

Jeanine’s teaching philosophy:  ”I believe that everyone is an artist and that to truly embrace our individual talents, we just need to practice! My goal is to provide a safe and encouraging space for children to find and express the creativity within them. I provide structure, concepts, and rules of the medium and then see what each individual comes up with. The varied responses are always exciting! I tell all of my students, ‘There is no wrong in art!’.”