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Bresser, Jane

Covington, KY


functional pottery, porcelain

Jane Bresser is a native of Covington, Kentucky where she now lives. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BS degree and then went on to get a BFA in ceramics in 1976. She was trained as a functional potter and originally worked in red earthenware clays. After graduating from college she began firing her work in electric kilns and began using white stoneware and porcelain.


Over the years Bresser’s works have become more sculptural. Eventually she left behind the symmetry of the potter’s wheel to begin creating handbuilt works that were more organic and asymmetrical. She currently enjoys making larger works, including fountains and sinks for bathrooms.


Bresser has worked for over 20 years as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and now teaches clay to Autistic children. She states, “I simply adore working with these kids. They have given me another perspective on life that I never saw before - and it gives me great pleasure to see that I can touch their lives with clay.”


Works by Jane Bresser can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.