Potter Jessica Cedergren LaBonte is primarily interested in ceramic form and function when creating her wheel-thrown pieces. “It’s the way the handle fits the hand, the angle of a mug’s lip, or the way the foot presents the rest of the bowl- these are the things I pay attention to the most,” LaBonte states. LaBonte specializes in use-specific functional pieces that are often glazed with bright oranges, purples, and seafoam greens. Mugs, serving bowls, batter bowls, berry bowls, sponge holders, spoon rests, and flower frog vases are some of the work you will find at Cedar Tree Pottery. All the work is microwave, dishwasher, and food safe.
LaBonte learned from the potters of southern Vermont when she attended Marlboro College in the nineties and interned at several local studios. She continued her studies at the University of Vermont and earned her art education degree in the year 2000 and received a masters in studio art at the College of New Rochelle in 2008. LaBonte’s work can be seen in person at several galleries around the state and several farmers and artist markets during the warmer months. She is a member of the Vermont Handcrafters, Artist in Residence Gallery, and participates in many craft fairs, farmers markets, and artist markets as well. Her work can also be viewed online through her website at www.cedartreepotteryvt.com.
Jessica Cedergren LaBonte’s studio is located in Jericho, VT where she enjoys life with her pottery wheel, her husband, and three amazing dogs.
Please find her on Instagram @Cedar_tree_pottery_vt and on Facebook @cedartreepotteryvt.