Jenna Stanton

Jenna received her BFA in Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2003 and her Masters in Ceramic Design from Staffordshire University in ‘the potteries’ of Stoke on Trent, England in 2012.

Alongside her ceramics Jenna has developed a career in the Arts with a passion for business and Creative Placemaking though her work managing retail at Alberta Craft Council & living and working in Edmonton’s Arts Habitat. After completing her Masters, she returned to her home province of Alberta where she continues to be a proud supporter and advocate for Craft and Creative Placemaking through her role as Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Medalta, and as a member of the board of directors with the Alberta Craft Council.

With a studio in Medalta’s international artists in residence, Jenna continues to explore ceramics that combine traditional craft with industrial processes and new technologies. Her designs are often influenced by vintage housewares, patterns and colours, and definitely by the 30 000 piece pottery collection and industrial ceramics history at Medalta. Her designs have been exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably in FRESH the 2011 British Ceramics Biennial’s flagship exhibition of top 40 emerging UK graduates, the London Design Festival, and Maison Object Paris.

STATEMENT:
Jenna’s functional ceramics combine traditional craft with industrial ceramic design processes and new technologies. Created from her studio at the Medalta International Artists in Residence in Medicine Hat, her designs are often influenced by vintage housewares, patterns and colours, and definitely by the 30 000 piece pottery collection and industrial ceramics history at Medalta.

Pour me.. the self-medicating series.
These desktop water decanters are inspired by vintage thermos’s and historic Medalta whiskey jugs, with patterns referencing self-medicating. Designs for the bottles were developed through sketching and modeling in both clay and plaster. Plaster is turned on the lathe to create a working model, it is from this model that multiple piece plaster molds are created. The finished objects are slipcast in porcelain and decorated with silkscreened enamel decals and hand painted underglazes.

Jenna’s focus as a maker is to create well crafted, functional objects, designed to enrich the home & enhance everyday rituals.

Website →

Stanton_pourme_02 Stanton_pourme_01