COVID Creativity: Ceramics by Jessica Rosenberg

COVID Creativity is a new Source arts feature highlighting the work of Virgin Islands creatives as they respond to a time of global pandemic. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share with us new works that have been created as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poetry and creative prose submissions are limited to 1,500 words and should include a brief bio of the writer.

Visual art submissions should include at least one high quality image or video and a very brief bio along with an artist’s statement that speaks to the inspiration for the work. The statement should include the title if there is one, the medium used and what the work means to you.

Please send submissions and questions to [email protected]

COVID Mugs. Porcelain. Jessica Rosenberg. 2020.
COVID Mug. Porcelain. Jessica Rosenberg. 2020.

“As an artist I respond to my place, circumstances, and in this latest case, a pandemic. The COVID pandemic will mark each of us forever, and so I felt that making an object to be used daily would help keep all the confusion, anxiety and fear in our memories, so that we might prevent this from happening again.”

– Jessica Rosenberg

Jessica Rosenberg is an artist who makes functional and sculptural ceramics on St. Thomas. She works primarily with stoneware, porcelain and raku clay bodies. Much of her work is handbuilt, though some is wheel-thrown.