Jennifer Ling Datchuk, '04 Named Ceramics Artist of the Year
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, ’04 has been named Ceramics Artist of the Year, announced in the "Ceramic Arts 2022 Yearbook." Chosen by the editorial staff of "Ceramics Monthly" and "Pottery Making Illustrated," the Ceramic Artist of the Year receives a $1000 cash award and a $500 purchase award, and is chosen for creating innovative work and for setting an example for ceramic artists by embracing today’s trends; technology; and studio, marketing, and/or community-focused practices.
Trained in ceramics, Datchuk's works often use a myriad of materials ranging from porcelain to fabric or embroidery. Datchuk holds an M.F.A. in Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in Crafts from Kent State University. She has received grants from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio as well as Artpace to research the birthplace of porcelain in Jingdezhen, China.
In 2016, she was awarded a residency through the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany and was a Black Cube Nomadic Museum Artist Fellow. She completed a residency at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands in 2017 and was awarded the Emerging Voices Award from the American Craft Council. In 2020, she was named a United States Artist Fellow in Craft.
Image: Jennifer Ling Datchuk working in her garage studio in San Antonio. Photo by Clint Datchuk.