Welcome to JR Webb
Most of my work is created from slabs and hand-building. I
try to create unique items that you are not going to see anywhere else. Each and
every piece is hand-made, signed and dated by me. Because of that, no two pieces
are exactly alike. I am a one-woman operation! (And plan to stay that way!)
My work has
been purchased at shops, galleries and shows to be shipped as gifts all over the
world. A list of retail shops that currently carry JRWebb Pottery is also
available on this site. I encourage you to visit them all!
As you look
around, if you have any questions, requests or comments, I invite you to email
me. I am always interested in your feedback and suggestions.
Jonni R. Webb
Jonni R. Webb....
grew up in Itta Bena, Mississippi, a small Delta farming town. The daughter of
Dr. Eugene F. Webb, a family practice physician, and Mozelle Parker Webb, a
local artist, Jonni graduated from Pillow Academy in 1975 and went on to pursue
a BS degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University.
Her career in
newspaper advertising took her through Arkansas and Texas before returning to
Jackson, Mississippi in 1984, as the Advertising Director at the
newspaper, the state's largest weekly.
she originally expressed her creative talents through oil painting,
Jonni began taking pottery classes in 1993 from well-known local potter, Robert
Pickenpaugh, and fell in love with the craft. She has studied under Stephen
Jepson, and Tom Shafer of the World Pottery Institute, Florida, and Thomas
Morrison of Jackson, in addition to other workshops and continuing education
with Pickenpaugh. By re-investing everything from the sale of her pottery back
into equipment and supplies, Webb began her quest to pursue pottery as a career.
In 1998, she left her job at the newspaper to devote more of her time to her
art. She now publishes a weekly newsletter,
News, for the Metro Jackson, Mississippi area, from her home office and
produces pottery from her home studio in Madison, Mississippi.
only Mississippi clay, Jonni uses her love of nature to create "earthy" looking
pieces to warm any home. Much of her ideas and inspiration come from her time
spent at the family lakehouse in Carroll County, Mississippi. Jonni hopes her
art work inspires others to see and appreciate the beauty of the South.