A native of Saint John, NB, sculptor and artist Jenifer Levine came to Ontario in 2000 with an artistic vision to create ceramic art that would challenge the standard practice, evoke emotions, conversations and act as a catalyst to inspire the imagination in the ‘everyday’ person.
She recently founded her own company “3DE Creations” where she designs and produces unorthodox, 3-dimensional functional ceramic tableware.
She feels that art should always be accessible or available to anyone, even those who find a gallery setting intimidating. “Clay is more than just pottery”. It is the chameleon that can take on any form, texture and intensity. Her work challenges the stigma that is associated with this medium and she wants to transform this attitude towards clay and bring out of the ‘stone age’.
Her unique take on ceramics portray the natural complexity and beauty of the living form with her use of various clay materials. Her works exemplify many of the ‘classical’ techniques used with this medium such as hand building, wheel thrown elements and Bas Relief. The surface treatments encompass the breadth of glaze chemistry, from food safe glazes to texture enhancing oxides.