Jordan Pieper is a studio artist who lives in Portland, OR. He received his BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2015 and is a current mentee at the Ash Street Project in Portland, OR. He works primarily with porcelain and makes vessel based work. His work has been exhibited in numerous national juried shows and in 2015 he was awarded the Juror’s Choice Award for his work in the Clay National III at Red Lodge Clay Center. He was a Niche Awards finalist in 2014 and 2015 and received the Undergraduate Award for Excellence, 3rd place in the National Student Juried Exhibition at the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Milwaukee, WI. In 2015 he was awarded the NCECA Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, the NCECA Journal and Cfile.
I make porcelain vessels that are designed to fulfill specific functions. The work is historically driven, referencing the long heritage of porcelain, with a particular nod to 18th century European porcelain manufacture. The forms of each vessel are bulbous and full, like a large flowing dress from the Rococo period, or the folds and curves of the human figure. They are sassy and assertive, insisting on your undivided attention. My work engages and upends the language of porcelain to provoke curiosity, solicit desire, and satisfy indulgence.