Modern Folk Ware
About Modern Folk Ware
Studio potter Jennie Johnsrud crafts stunning ceramic pieces that blend the mingei philosophy of her training with the clean and modern forms found within her Scandinavian heritage. After receiving an art degree from St. Olaf College and apprenticing at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, she began selling her work full time after 20 years of practice. From vases and colanders to teapots and towel rings, Jennie's work is a wonderful way to incorporate functional art into your home.
About the process
The ceramic process is labor intensive. After each piece is thrown on the wheel, it goes through time sensitive steps before completion. Drying, trimming, sanding, bisque firing, cleaning, glazing, loading and unloading kilns are all done by hand before a piece is ready to be glaze fired. Each piece is then fired slowly over a 12 hour period in an electric kiln. The finished work is durable and meant for everyday use. Expect variation and imperfections as these are the marks left by human beings.
To view and purchase Modern Folk Ware, visit the Farm Shop.