Anya Jackson

Anya Jackson graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and now calls Portland home. She started studying ceramics 20 years ago first with wheel throwing, but was quickly captivated by the hand-building process and surface design. One technique she uses is sgraffito. Using the surface of the clay as a canvas,  Anya lightly free-hands the design onto a dry layer of under glaze.  Using an assortment of miniature carving tools,  she carves away the design to expose the color of the clay beneath. This technique results in a high-contrast image on the clay's surface. The piece is then fired to bisque. After the first firing process,  she applies more glaze,  and fires the piece a second time to cone 6. ​