Jill Birschbach

Ideas of home and the house form are loaded with meaning.
I began using this universal symbol to explore conflicted feelings about my working class upbringing. The house forms are imperfect and sometimes crude- using industrial textures and dripping glazes to amplify these ideas.

My sculptures build on these ideas- and use large forms, dripping, foaming, crude textures to rebel against perfection and express complex emotions.

Jill has a BFA from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and an MFA from the University of Nebraska.

She exhibits her work nationally and has been included in shows at AKAR Gallery, Red Lodge Clay Center, The Clay Studio, Contemporary Craft, Baltimore Clayworks, Bradley University, Lillstreet Art Center, and Texas Tech University among others. She is represented by James May Gallery in Algoma, WI.

Jill is a senior research editor for Getty Images in Chicago and has her studio at the Midwest Clay Guild in Evanston, IL (midwestclayguild.net).

She lives with her husband and two cats in South Evanston.



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