5 questions for Big Artist Jennifer Hill

5 questions for Big Artist Jennifer Hill

We’re asking our Big Artists five quick questions to find out how they feel about mentoring Little Artists.

First up: Ceramicist Jennifer Hill

How long have you been a Big Artist?

This is my first year as a Big Artist.

What is your favorite thing about the program?

I love that I get to work one-on-one with my Little Artist. This has helped us to make a great connection, not only artistically but through our conversations.

What is it about teaching and mentoring that makes you happy?

Through this experience, kids become aware that a life in art can be the norm, rather than the exception.

When you were a kid, did you have a mentor or someone who gave you a push toward art?

Yes. We had a good friend of the family who was a graphic artist and musician. She gave me a calligraphy set and how-to book when I expressed an interest. And knowing that she was actually an artist for a living planted a serious seed.

Where can people find your work?

Website: jenniferhillceramics.com

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/JenniferHillClay

Galleries: Clayways on Burnet Road; the Asher Gallery at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

5 questions for Big Artist Jennifer Hill