About the Artist
Jamie shares studios with her fellow Artist/Curator husband, Jess Wade at Big Medium's Canopy Arts Complex in Austin and at the Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas. Jamie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004. Widely shown and well printed, Jamie also has artwork in a number of public and private collections. Weekday studio visits available by appointment. Masks required.
Jamie Lea Wade believes that living things all are made perfectly, even the imperfections are divine. Life is inherently beautiful and strong, complete with unique characteristics and overlapping samenesses. Her work celebrates an exploration of strange and interesting (theoretically imaginary) creatures by merging a variety of vaguely recognizable features through combining multiple clay building techniques. Each piece starts out as soft clay and a direction to follow. Choosing her own adventure along the way, Jamie uses a variety of hand building and/or wheel throwing techniques to complete her forms. After their initial bisque firing, pieces may or may not receive underglaze and/or glaze on the surface before their final firing. Pieces typically reach a final temperature in excess of 2500 degrees Fahrenheit and are enriched with unique atmospheres. These firings ensure that each piece is one-of-a-kind. Weekday studio visits available by appointment throughout the tour. Masks required.