Small Plate-Jack Charney

  • We simply adore this plate--the whimsy of the colors and design is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face! Approximately 8"x7"x1" and microwave and dishwasher safe. 

  • Jack's art reflects not only the spirit found at home in New Mexico, but also the tastes of international adventure. Growing up in a military family, Jack spent much of his childhood traveling all over the world, & he hasn't stopped since - a practice he feels informs his artwork. When he was 17, his family settled in Florida & Jack discovered an interest in clay. Declining an opportunity to graduate high school a year early, in his senior year he concentrated on art classes.  "It provided me with focus," Jack says. "I realized this was what I wanted to spend my life doing." Jack studied at Antioch College, where he traveled for two years in South America, learning basic techniques he still uses from potters from San Miguel Allende and Ecuador. After graduating with degrees in Art, Latin American studies, & a secondary teacher certification, Jack taught at a school in Vermont. Jack next traveled to Europe, the Middle East, North Africa. During his travels, he was injured in Egypt, and upon gaining back his health and a new lease on life, Jack returned to the US, where he created his hand formed, unique hand-painted pottery and put himself through graduate school at the University of Washington at Seattle.

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Kentuck Art Center and Festival was established in 1971. Kentuck's mission is to perpetuate the arts, engage the community, and empower the artist. The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is held annually in October, and during that weekend, makes a $5.5 million economic impact on its community.

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