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Jenny Floch

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Born 1935 Paris, France

 

EDUCATION

BFA, Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

MFA, Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1958-1968 Teacher

Studio Potter

 

BIOGRAPHY

Jenny Floch is an Ohio potter known for her functional stoneware pottery: mugs, dishes, casseroles, wine goblets, etc. and artistic and experimental pottery. Floch also worked in mid-range porcelain.  Her work was sold through Rene Crigler, Columbus, Ohio

One of Floch’s well-known projects was providing dinner ware for a local restaurant in Columbus in 2012. Jessica Knapp highlighted Floch’s work in a piece for Ceramics Monthly (December 2016) as an outstanding example of how pottery made for a restaurant can change the overall experience, remarking that the “sturdy stoneware with earthly glazes perfectly compliment the farm-to-table food[1].”

Floch worked with Louis Mendez from 1958 to 1962, and with John Kinneman from 1991 onward. An oral history of Floch can be found here:  https://columbusjewishhistory.org/oral_histories/jenny-floch/

 



[1] Jessica Knapp, “Potters and Chefs: From the Editor: Dec. 2016,” Ceramics Monthly, Dec. 2016, https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/from-the-editor-13/#

Public Collections

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Cohen, Bill. “Interview with Jenny Floch.” Columbus Jewish Historical Society, March 28, 2019. https://columbusjewishhistory.org/oral_histories/jenny-floch/

Evan, Kern J. “Jenny Floch.” Craft Horizons, Feb. 1971, Vol. 31, No. 1. https://digital.craftcouncil.org/digital/collection/p15785coll2/id/8477/rec/2

Evans, Walker. “TILL: Dynamic Fare Takes Culinary Standards to the Next Level.” Columbus Underground, Feb. 10, 2012. https://www.columbusunderground.com/till-dynamic-fare-   takes-culinary-standards-to-the-next-level/

Floch, Jenny. “The Thrown Chuck.” Ceramics Monthly, Sept. 1970, pg. 18-20.

Knapp, Jessica. “Potters and Chefs: From the Editor: Dec. 2016.” Ceramics Monthly, 64, no. 10  (Dec. 2016).

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Jenny Floch” handwritten, underside of pots

The Permanent Collection of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
The Permanent Collection of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
1963-1967
1956-1963
1967—
1967—
1967—
Covered Box
Date: ca 1968
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Covered Box
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Bottle
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
American Museum of  Ceramic Art 2004.2.198, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.198, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 24, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/floch