Jamie Germaine began her work in clay as a student at the State University of Buffalo in New York in the early 70’s. While pursuing a degree in anthropology she discovered the student union craft centre where she was first introduced to the medium of clay. Since that time she has taken a variety of ceramic courses and workshops in New York, Vermont, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Mexico, Italy and Spain.
After settling in Prince Edward Island in 1972, Jamie’s ceramic work ebbed and flowed over the years in concert with raising a family, operating a strawberry and raspberry farm and pursuing careers in special education, social work and school counselling. Working out of a studio beside her home in South Melville, she produces both wheel thrown and hand built pieces with a unique style of textured surfacing that has become characteristic of her work. Her surrounding environment of woodland and sea is reflected in the organic nature of the surfaces she creates on her pottery. The subtle and earthy effects of her smoke fired pottery are reminiscent of ancient artifacts.
Recently retired from her career as a school counsellor, Jamie is now devoting more time to her pottery.
For more information, please visit Seaclay Pottery online.
Address: South Melville Road, Bonshaw, PE C0A 1C0