Jessica Brandl has been a resident at Anderson Ranch Arts Center; the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT; and the Ceramics Program at Harvard University and an adjunct professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. Her work has been featured in galleries such as the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; The Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.; and The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Her illustrated and sculptural pottery joins “images and objects of detritus of the past with the places of the present” with pointed narrative implications directed at “contemporary issues of expansion, homogenization, ecological deterioration, and consumption.”