About the Artist
Jared Zehmer, born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, had a fondness for art at a very young age. He nurtured his talent through high school and into college where he attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He majored in ceramics and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Crafts. It was there he met a teacher and a studio-mate whom both had prior experience in production pottery and recommended that he pursues this field in order to hone his craft and mainly to pretty up his pots.
After graduation Jared moved down to Seagrove NC to pursue full time work in production pottery and to immerse himself into its rich tradition and community with minimum distractions. He has been working full time for several potteries in the area since 2002 and continues to this day. He also has established a home studio with 2 gas kilns and a soda kiln and produces his own line of work in which he exhibits through galleries and various crafts shows around the state. Jared had his introduction to ceramics in college but it was in Seagrove that he received his true education in the discipline of pottery.