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CJ Niehaus has been creating in clay for almost 30 years as a functional and sculptural artist. Often the styles intertwine with the surfaces conveying stories that are personal and universal at the same time. With an emphasis in her functional work on moments of community, family and ritual, CJ embellishes with folklore, the sharing of meals and intimate events. Wall installations involve the vessel to connote the relationship of human to environment while the “pod” forms play off nature to express personal growth and evolution.

CJ has exhibited work across the country, with two galleries currently carrying her work full time. This April, CJ is the Featured Artist at Lillstreet in Chicago and is the recipient of the LEAP Emerging Artist Award at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh for the 2017 year. With showings at Northern Clay, Baltimore Clayworks and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, she has been gaining exposure and is currently adjunct professor at McHenry Community College teaching ceramics and an instructor at The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. CJ also offers workshops at colleges and art centers around the country.

Project Fusion commision range: $300-$5000

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