Jessica Gardner is a Professor of Art at Northern Virginia Community College. She obtained her Masters of Fine Arts at Georgia State University, her Post- Baccalaureate certificate at the University of Florida and her Bachelor’s Degree at Alfred University.

Jessica has held exhibitions across the country and is currently the curator and a participating artist in the touring exhibition Crowns. Jessica has also presented lectures such as “Tackling the Hybrid,” a session on teaching art in both the traditional classroom and online, at venues ranging from the National Council for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference to the Virginia Community College Association conference.

Jessica’s current work includes slip-cast multiples and re-fired found objects. Her compositions explore motherhood in the modern era. Jessica has been included in publications such as 500 Teapots Volume 2 by Lark Books, Ceramics: Art and Perception and Art Calendar. Her work can currently be seen in the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute Collection, Jingdezhen, China, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR, and the Porter Price Collection, Columbia, SC.