Jessie Rienerth moved down from Cleveland to attend the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program, where she graduated with a BFA in 2012.
Jessie was then given a position as a year-long Artist in Residence at Core Clay and also began to work at Medicine Bluff Studios as a tile-presser and studio assistant. In 2013 Jessie began working at the Rookwood Pottery Company as a mold maker. She now supervises the mold-making and prototyping facilities and is going on 3 years of employment at Rookwood.
When not working her full time job, Jessie operates the small pottery business, RheinoCeramics. She has a studio space in Lower Price Hill with two other artists where she makes functional and sculptural vessels. Her work aims to serve a functional purpose while also trying to be more playful and interesting with layering surface techniques and different textures on her pieces. Transfers of patterns made by Russian prison tattoos, bumps and little mountains of clay, and layers of gradient glazes are just some of the surfaces you can see on Jessie’s pottery.
Check out Jessie's etsy page here.