City: Berkeley, California
Passion: Ceramics, Intergrating Creativity & Personal Success
Ceramics artist Jessica Wertz enjoys a career centered around clay. Encouraged by her aunt to express herself from an early age, she can barely remember picking up her first paintbrush or sketching her first portrait.
But it was only after taking a ceramics module in college, after dropping out of a painting and drawing course to go traveling around the US for two and a half years, that she discovered her passion for pottery and never looked back.
Eighteen months ago, she moved from Virginia to a new studio, Fourth & Clay, in Berkeley, where she also makes fine artisanal porcelain jewelry, and is a shining example of how you can successfully combine right-brain creativity with left-brain business sense.