Jeannine Marchand

Artist Statement


The concepts I develop are a formal response to my estimation of the moment. Interpretation is based on the viewer’s previous experiences. The products are monochromatic sculptures that are refined to achieve a smooth surface that is sensitive to illumination. It is curiosity which invites me to explore memory and emotions, finding a sensual language in the lights and shadows of malleable white clay.

Photo by Paul M. Howey

Artist Bio

Jeannine Marchand is a Puerto Rican studio artist based in Spruce Pine, NC. She received her BA from St. Joseph's University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She was a resident artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO and a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. In 2009 she received a Cultural Envoy Grant from the U.S. Department of State to teach, present and jury the National Ceramics and Sculpture Biennial in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and can be found in public and private art collections internationally, including the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art.


Exhibitions 2015

October 18, 2014 - January 10, 2015, Barro: Una celebración, Museum and Center for Humanistic Studies, University of Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico

February 28 - August 23, Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

September 12, Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte, NC

October 10-11, Spruce Pine Potters Market Invitational , Spruce Pine, NC


Workshops and Lectures 2015

February 12-13, Lecture, Ceramics Program, Harvard University, Allston, MA

March 24, Visiting Artist Program, Demonstration and Lecture, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ


201 Chesapeake Trail
Spruce Pine, NC 28777