Meet the Artist: Jiaqi (Jade) Lin
Hand-carved pottery by Jiaqi Clay
New to the 2022 Holiday Artisan Market, pottery artist Jiaqi Lin brings us gorgeous hand-carved pieces that are a welcome addition to our show.
Jiaqi Lin was born and raised in China. She studied under Madeline Kaczmarczyk at Aquinas College. Jiaqi makes all of the works in her Grand Rapids home studio. She mixes the glazes and fires the works herself. Carving has been a theme in her current work. She likes to carve out thousands of petals on each mug and vase by hand. All the patterns are freehanded. Jiaqi wants people who hold her cup to be able to forget about everything else briefly and just enjoy their drink. She is inspired by the chaotic quality of nature, and the repetitive rhythm of wheel throwing and carving by hand.