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JR Sherburne

Gift a piece of The Artists Hand with pottery hand turned, glazed and fired by “Jimmy the Potter.” JR Sherburne’s mugs are what we choose to use to serve delicious espresso bar drinks. Pair that with a bag of hand roasted Commonplace Coffee beans of your choice for a complete gift. Our barista can even grind the beans to the right size for drip, press or pour-over use.

J.R.'s formal background in ceramics began in 1974 in the apprenticeship program at Berea College in Kentucky, culminating with a B.A. degree. Following graduation, J.R. was a studio potter in Florida, California, and Kentucky. While in Kentucky he was very active in the Kentucky Department of Humanities Artist-in-Residence program, working primarily in rural districts presenting residencies ranging from two weeks to nine months, as well providing teacher in-service seminars, facilitating visiting artist workshops, and advocating for the arts to community groups. He earned an M.F.A in Ceramics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2008.

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