Jacob is a ceramist and educator currently working in Eugene, Oregon. He emerged into ceramics by apprenticing in the outer Boroughs of the Philadelphia area and earned a BFA from the University of Montana.
His artwork takes inspiration from woodblock prints, intaglio, and textiles from 15-17th century Europe with themes of preservation and place. Working in porcelain, Monroe is influenced by the imagery of the rural and urban landscape of the West.
Years ago, he began to photograph objects about the buildings and places that they existed in and uses industrial techniques to translate them into clay. Doing so he utilizes his photographs as design elements by deconstructing the objects of his surroundings as utilitarian functions on his pots. Jacob is intrigued by the philosophy that a photograph resembles the death of a moment in time and that the action of translating these moments into porcelain is a ritual of preserving these experiences.
THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Functional, Sculptural, Architectural, Contemporary, Decorative, Artwork, Black, Blue, White, Porcelain, Soda fired, Reduction, Oxidation, Crystalline, Wheel Thrown, Slip Cast, Coil, Pinched, Underglazes, Brushwork, Wax resist, Bowl, Mug, Teapot, Tile, Vase, Vessel