Pottery possesses a unique ability to provide an intimate space for well-being practices, becoming an approachable medium secured in domestic traditions. My interchangeable ceramic pieces create sets that service desires and daily routines, navigating how to make moments that assist in centering on mindful intentions and the enjoyment of food. The development of the wheel-thrown forms comes from the experience of using objects frequently, and each set was created in the studio to assist my life at home. I invite the user to ponder the importance of objects within daily rituals. I am allowing the user to reexamine our habitual rituals and relationship to objects in moments of nourishment.
Each collection has been thoughtfully crafted to adapt to individual preferences, reflecting on the duality between the domestic household’s simple and complex habits. I challenge the notion of our quickly paced life through a series of functional ceramic sets that embrace compact, functional design and efficiency— and emphasize my desire for beauty to function in our life and our home.
Jordan Blankenship is a functional designer; she explores developing ceramic sets that embrace practical thinking while playing with systems and outcomes that challenge expected limitations. Blankenship holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Today, Jordan’s collections can be found through partnerships with retailers across the United States. Jordan works from her studio in Estero, Florida where she continues to hone her craft.