"Pots embody our sacred commonalities such as family, food, and self expression- gratifying the body as well as the soul. My family's tradition of eating meals together has taught me the importance that pots facilitate in bringing people together. Because pots offer a unique tactile relationship, I elevate them to the ideal that a culture is rich when it can (visually and emotionally) coalesce engaging art with an everyday purpose and function." Jessica Wertz's grew up with a family deeply interconnected with the land. She spent her time pondering in nature and cultivated a love for the earth. With her BFA in Ceramics, Jessica combines her appreciate for the elemental work with her love of family and home into each piece of pottery. All of her work is hand thrown on a wheel or hand made using stoneware and porcelain clays. Each piece embodies a lively, yet soothing energy that translates into her glaze palette of cooling blues, yellows, greens, and whites with the purpose to bring peace to the mind.