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Jessica Levey

Bio

Jessica Levey is a ceramics artist originally from Oakland, California. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with and emphasis in sculpture from Sonoma State University and is now a first year Master of Fine Arts candidate in Ceramics. Levey became interested in ceramics when she took her first ceramics class in high school and has been hooked ever since. She has shown her work in several exhibitions, including Dias de los Muertos/Days of the Dead Exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California in 2008, the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramics Art in 2010 in Davis, California and several other exhibitions across the Bay Area.

Artist Statement

My work delves into the exploration and documentation of self. I analyze what makes me, me, then I take those things and exploit and celebrate them. I am a 3D based artist and primarily work in non-functional ceramics. I often utilize mixed media material to enhance my work. My artwork is created using multiple ceramic techniques such as slip casting, wheel throwing and hand-building. All of my work varies in size, but often relate to each other in imagery, color and concept.