There is a timeless quality to Jeanne Loewenstein's art.  Each piece represents a different point in nature's cycle of growth and decay.  The artist begins her process throwing simple shapes, which are then modified further through hand building and carving.  The clay is reworked during different stages of the drying process to refine form and surface texture. Combining glazes that add depth and color, she uses varying techniques of application to
bring the work to completion.

Loewentein is inspired by the iconography of native cultures and the multitude of fascinating life teaming the seas, with a bit of sci-fi fantasy thrown in the mix.  Her sculptures have another worldly quality, having an unsettling beauty.


     Jeanne Loewenstein currently resides in historic Warren, Rhode Island, a seaside town with an emerging art community.  Though originally a native of upstate New York, she draws constant inspiration from New England’s coastal region, and has developed a deep affection for her adopted home.  

     She majored in ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a BFA honors degree in 1996.  While attending RISD, her work was displayed in two juried exhibitions, and granted a feature presentation at the Ceramic Department’s senior show.  She was also twice awarded the Robins Today Scholarship for excellence in art.

     The artist began her own studio line, JL Works, in 1998, creating hand carved vessels and sculptures.  She has since displayed her work in a one-woman show at the Huntington House Museum in Windsor, Connecticut, a “Small Works” annual exhibit held by the Attleboro Museum in Attleboro, Massachusetts, a “Works in Clay” show at the Newport Potters Guild in Newport, RI and numerous shows at Mudstone Studios in Warren, RI.  Her pieces have also found their way into restaurants, cafe’s, bookstores, and private collections.


© 2010 Jeanne Loewenstein