Josie Jurczenia graduated from CCAC (now CCA) in 1978 with a degree in textiles. She founded a children's clothing company (Sweet Potatoes) and was president and design director there until 2004.
She began making her hand built, textile inspired pots upon her retirement. Her pieces are made of mid-fire porcelain slabs that are cut using paper patterns, assembled and darted for volume. They are decorated using a variety of processes: scratching, mishima, stenciling,silk screening. They are designed to feel great in your hand as well as look great in your home.
In 2015 after closing her gallery, 4th & Clay, she built a beautiful studio in her backyard. It is open to the public by appointment and during Spring and Holiday Open Studio events.
Josie has served on the board of directors for the Assoc of Clay and Glass Artists, Richmond art Center and the ACCI Gallery. Her work has been shown in galleries across the US including Kohler Arts, Trax, Palo Alto Art Center, Gumps,Cooley Gallery, Abrams Claghorn Gallery. Her pieces can be seen in the Lark publications: 500 Teapots and 500 Vases. You can read about her process in the March 2015 edition of Pottery Making Illustrated.