Jeffrey Oestreich
Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Jeff Oestreich is well known for his functional, stoneware, wheel-thrown, and altered pots. The minimally glazed work is fired in a soda kiln at his residence and studio near Taylors Falls, Minnesota, and evokes Art Deco themes and often incorporates jewel-like sprigs born of small mementos from friends. He received his BA from Bemidji State University, Minnesota (1969), and studied further at the University of Minnesota, as well as apprenticed at the Leach Pottery, St. Ives, England, with Bernard Leach.