Stretch, Scrunch, Release

by Jessica Sanders

"This piece is made of ceramic pieces that are attached with wire. I made the pieces during an artist residency in Red Lodge, Montana. On my way back home from that experience, I went to Marfa, TX for a couple of days for the art and landscape. I put the pieces together after I got home. West Texas was heavy on my mind as I attached the pieces into this form."

Jessica Sanders is a ceramic artist based in Tyler, Texas. Sanders's work is made up of ceramic pieces that are wired together to create flexible sculptures. She received her Associates in Art at Tyler Junior College in 2015, her B.F.A at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2017, and her M.F.A and M.A. at the University of Texas at Tyler in 2020. She helped found ETX Creatives, a non-profit that brings opportunities to East Texas artists, and is on the leadership team. She is also a part of a four-woman ceramic art collective called The ASGs. Some recent shows include The NCECA Student Juried Show in Richmond, VA, Lush, a juried show in Tequesta, Floridia, and a solo exhibition at The Foundry Gallery in Tyler, Texas.