Cj Jilek grew up outside of the Chicago area and found she had a few great loves: ceramics, travel, and the natural world. Cj earned her undergraduate degree in ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. Afterwards she spent her time traveling and developing her ceramics. Cj moved to Northern California to wood fire where she created vessel forms, exploring the wood fire surface in conjunction with textures representative of the natural world.
Being inspired by her travels, Cj is creating porcelain biomorphic forms fired in oxidation with mixed media elements.Through her work she questions ideas of beauty, attraction, eroticism, adaptation and desire.
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