Hello, and welcome to BEAR CERAMICS. My name is Claire Jensen and I am an artist, maker, and educator. I live and work in Richmond, VA teaching ceramics and photography at a high school as well as at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. I originally grew up in Harrisonburg, VA in the foothills of the Alleghany and Appalachian mountains, which afforded me a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty in all things organic. I work predominantly with clay; drawn to its raw origins and tangible possibilities. From jewelry and accessories, to tableware and sculpture, I pursue the notion of creating wearable and functional art. I strive to bring art into the every day, whether it is dressing yourself for a routine work day or a special event, eating your morning breakfast or setting the table for a gathering of friends. I aspire to use my ceramic pieces to enhance the aesthetics of life.
Work sold locally at: Quirk Gallery, Shockoe Bottom Clay, Dear Neighbor, Addison Handmade + Vintage, Williams & Sherrill, The Yellow Button, Black Sheep Coffee