Jennifer Nurmi Messina

Ely, Nevada

Jennifer Nurmi Messina (1948-) was born and reared in Reedley, California, Fresno County.  She received her high school diploma from Reedley High School in 1966.  Initially after high school, she studied at Reedley College, where she received her A.A. in Art in 1968.  In 1971, she received her B.A. in Art specializing in weaving and textiles from CSU Long Beach, where she was a student of Mary Jane Leland.  After CSULB, Jennifer obtained her teaching credential from Utah State University as a student of Brad Schwieger and Craig Law.  She studied ceramics, photography and printmaking at Utah State University.   Lastly, she continued her education at Northern Arizona University, where she received her M.A. in Art Education in 1995.  From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Clark County School District of Nevada at the high school level.  While living in Southern Nevada, she was also an adjunct art professor for the Community College of Southern Nevada.  Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the Great Basin College Ely.  In 1994 she began to focus on producing ceramics when Clark County built a new facility for the high school, where kilns and wheels were introduced into the curriculum.  Her distinctive approach to clay shows her love for the Arts and Crafts Movement with a bold use of colors and repeated designs.

 

 

Artist's Works

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Item:  Raku Jar, trees 

Dimensions:  7.25 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide   

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Item: Raku Bowl, trees 

Dimensions: 2.25 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide

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Item:  Large Raku Bowl, repeating antelope design

Dimensions:  3.75 inches tall by 13 inches wide

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Item:  Footed Raku Bowl, trees

Dimensions:  3.75 inches tall by 7 inches wide

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Item:  Earthenware Bowl, repeating horse design

Dimensions:  2.25 inches tall by 11 inches wide

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Item:  Raku Star Luminary

Dimensions:  3.625 inches tall by 4 inches wide

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