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Good morning KC! This morning we have another fantastic interview from Jacqueline, creator of Jac Kap Ceramics! I asked Jacqueline a couple questions to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be an artist in the art district, what motivates her, and just a little about her! Keep reading to see the full interview!

What Inspires your creativity?

“I think what inspires me is that I love to make things. Work makes work. As I continue to create, I refine my shapes and ideas give birth to new ideas. I am inspired by mid-century shapes and design. I love color and am starting to play around with texture more. People inspire me too. As someone who sells their work, I enjoy getting feedback from the community to understand what people are looking for in an everyday object. “

What does your artwork represent?

“ My artwork represents the unity between art and functionality. My pieces are playful and vibrant, and I think they represent joy.”

How do you make it, in the art community?

“I am not sure what qualifies as making it. This is not yet a main source of income. However, I think what gets you to that point is making genuine connections with other makers. We have an amazing network of artists, makers and small businesses that want to help each other out. It’s also important to learn how to market your work and back yourself.”

What does art mean to you, and what does it mean for society?

“Art to me means a lot of different things. Sometimes I make just to explore and have fun, but other times I am making specifically for production. It helps me to have different mindsets when creating because I often find it hard to part with some of my pieces. I think making functional art is something really special to me because I like the idea of people interacting with my art. I think about art in society a lot, particularly around whether “art” needs to be handmade and to what extent. I think for society art is objective. Some people may not see what I do as art because they see a functional object and not the creativity, craftsmanship and design it took to make it. In my opinion art for society as a whole is to create conversation, community, invoke feelings and make a living and working space more breathable. However I think art is very subjective.”

How does being from KC affect your work in the Artist community?

“Growing up in Kansas City affects my work in the community because I try to support other people and organizations that help local artists. I currently volunteer at a local pottery studio and enjoy my time getting to know others that are interested in ceramic arts.”

What is currently your favorite medium?

“My favorite medium is clay. However, I do enjoy markers and acrylic paint from time to time.”

Lastly, but never least, a little about yourself?

“I am a self and locally taught ceramic artist. I went to college in Tacoma, Washington for two years prior to COVID where I pursued a degree in medicine and then switched to studio art and business. I recently graduated from JCCC with my Associate Degree in Applied Sciences and Esthetics Certificate. In addition to selling my pottery I am also a makeup artist. I try to bring creativity into everything that I do.”

To check out more of Jacqueline’s artwork go to follow their Instagram @Jac_Kap_Ceramics

As always thank you for making this possible and giving kc more room to use their voices! Thank you again Jacqueline, and thank you KC!

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