Artist Statement


For over twenty-three years I have made my living as a self-employed artist and have exhibited my work in juried art shows all over the country. Clay is the medium in which I specialize. People and animals are the focus of my work.


Show Participation


La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA


ACC Craft Show Baltimore, Baltimore, MD


Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO​


Lake Front Festival of Art, Milwaukee, WI


Coconut Grove Art Festival, Coconut Grove, FL


Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC


Crafts on Park Avenue, New York, NY


Plaza Art Show, Kansas City, MO


Long’s Park Art and Craft Show, Lancaster, PA


American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL


​Main Street Art Festival, Fort Worth, TX


Northern Virginia Arts Festival, Reston, VA


Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI


Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC


​Awards


​2014 Award of Excellence, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI


2014 Honorable Mention, Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee, WI


2014 First Place, Wisconsin Designer Craft council Membership Exhibit


2014 Best in Show Honorable Mention, Saint James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY


2013 Best in Ceramics, Oconomowoc Art Festival, Oconomowoc, WI


2013 Award of Merit, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Coconut Grove, FL


2012 First Place in Fine Craft, Shaw Art Festival, Saint Louis, MO


2011 Best in Show, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI


​2011 People’s Choice Award, Bloomington Theatre and Art center’s invitational Ceramic Exhibit, Bloomington, MN


2010 Award of Distinction, WDCC Best in Contemporary Craft Show, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI​​


2009 Best in Show, Uptown Art fair, Minneapolis, MN


2008 Honorable Mention, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, WI


2007 Award of Excellence, Morning Glory Craft Fair, Milwaukee, W​I 



Education​


BFA Ceramics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1987


      JEF RAASCH
         RESUME