|Acquisition Number: 2016.16
Credit: Purchased from the collection of Bill and Liz Hunt
This piece was created by Jackie Cohen in collaboration with Vaugh Smith. Jackie Cohen and Vaughn Smith are co-owners of Westcote Bell Ceramics, located in Mansfield, Ohio. Jackie is originally from Michigan and Vaugh is from England. They met during an exchange course at Aix-en-Provence, France in 1977 and started Westcote Bell Ceramics in England, moving to Mansfield in the early 80s.
Jackie takes long walks across the countryside, making pencil drawings of orchards and fields. Going back to certain places many times, she would take note of the light, time of day and colors. The imagery on the work comes from the landscapes here and in England, plus the real and imagery lives of their animals.