J'Nil Jackson started her journey with clay almost 20 years ago. She has now settled on slab construction in a style she calls, classic-contemporary, with a focus on the glazes to make the final statement. J'Nil adds interest to almost all her pieces with textured roller stamps that she designs and makes herself. When not using this method she uses leaves and other elements from nature for her texture.
J'Nil fires most of her work to cone 10, 2300 . Each firing involves a week of preparing and execution. First she glazes the bisque-ware using all the methods of application; dip, pour, brush and spray. It takes a day to carefully load the work into the 32 cubic foot kiln. Next, there is a slow 14 hour firing of the ware. Finally, after two days of slow cooling, she opens the kiln and excitedly, receives the fruits of her many weeks of labor.
J'Nil is always looking for and developing new pieces. Even though her shapes remain pretty constant, her work is always evolving through texture and color. She specializes in short series and one of a kind work pieces.
J'Nil's work has been warmly received. She has been in many national and regional juried shows. Her work has been collected by people from all over the world.