This week, meet Jeanine Hill of Common Hills Clay!
CYCFM: Where are you from?
JH: I was born in New Mexico, and raised in Vermont.
CYCFM: How did you begin working with ceramics?
JH: I started working in clay in high school up in Vermont. I was lucky enough to have an amazing teacher, Ms. Wendy James, who really encouraged her students to make work and to use it as a way of navigating the world. This is what drew me to clay, because of its ability to retain memories.
CYCFM: What is your favorite part of our job?
JH: I have spent the latter years of my life making art work and teaching others how to make art work as well. And this is valuable. I am grateful to have the chance to see that creative spark light up not only within myself but within my students too.
CYCFM: What is your favorite dish to eat/cook?
JH: My husband and I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables so we make a lot of salads. And there is nothing better than a big salad made with local produce put together in a bowl made with someone else's hands.
CYCFM: What do you do to relax:
JH: I practice yoga and I read a lot.
CYCFM: What is your favorite part about the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market?
JH: I really enjoy meeting new people, being in an environment where community members are supporting one another and I really enjoy sharing a small portion of my life, i.e., pottery, with others.