Jessica Kreutter ( she/her )

Artist Statement

In the depths of the forest floor, growth is produced from detritus. In these pieces, body forms, nature and destruction intermingle and grow out of each other. Our bodies are tied to the land we walk on, to the earth we nourish and to the earth we destroy. We carry the same DNA as plants and live from the oxygen plants produce. The atoms in our bodies come from stars and will eventually fall to the ground to reintegrate into nature. As we die and disappear, the earth will continue to transform and grow.


Jessica Kreutter grew up in Denver, CO, received a BA in Anthropology/Sociology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and received a MFA in ceramics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Jessica has been a resident artist at Anderson Ranch, Vermont Studio Center, Art342, PlatteForum, Caldera, Oregon College of Art and Craft, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Red Lodge Clay Center.  In 2016, she was a recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant.   She is a full-time art faculty member at Houston Community College where she teaches ceramics and sculpture.