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Jeanne N Carreau

Biography to Display: 

1952 Born Wichita, Kansas


1974 BA Japanese Culture, Stanford University, Stanford, California

1978 MA East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California


1974-1976 Apprenticeship to Jun Oba, Tokyo, Japan


1971-1974 Ceramic Instructor, Palo Alto Recreation Center, Palo Alto, California

1978-1982 Ceramics Instructor, Hong Kong International School & The German-Swiss School, Hong Kong, China

1980-1984 Occupational Therapy and Ceramics Lecturer, Hong Kong, China Polytechnic College, Hong Kong, China

1986-1998 Independent Ceramic Instructor, personal studio, Pelham, New York

1998—Instructor, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

2000—Instructor, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York

2005—Instructor, Clay Art Center, Port Chester New York

2014 Wheel Throwing Instructor, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New York


Jeanne Carreau is known for wheel-thrown functional stoneware pottery. Carreau studied Japanese culture and apprenticed with Japanese ceramist Jun Oba. She was influenced by the throwing techniques learned during her time with Oba and exposure to Bizen and Hagi wares.

Returning to the United States, Carreau taught pottery both in her studio and at the Clay Art Canter in Port Chester, New York.


Bibliography to Display: 

Carreau, Jeanne N. The Japanese Ceramic Tradition, Bizen and Hagi, Two Expressions. Berkeley, CA: University of California at Berkeley, 1978.




Typical Marks

"My mark is a based on a Japanese character that means "person" or "human being". When read out loud in Japanese, it sounds like "jean" or my name, "Jeanne". I chose this mark when I was an apprentice in Japan because it is simple and direct, and my pots are very human. Jeanne Carreau, 2018


Date: 2003
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze, Wax Resist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Date: 2010
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Temmoku Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze, Wax Resist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: Carolyn Herrera. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 22, 2023.