Originally from Brooklyn, Jill now lives in Trumansburg, New York. She makes functional pottery and also teaches at the Ithaca Clay School. Jill describes working with clay as an intimate experience she creates for those who use her work in everyday life. She loves the idea of creating something that someone will hold with their hands, bring up to their lips, use as a vessel for something beautiful, delicious, aromatic and comforting. Jill likes that the user will be able to feel where her hands and fingers lingered as she created the object. She alternates between handbuilt, wheel thrown, and thrown and altered work. She typically uses stoneware and glazes fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln. Although she uses an electric kiln, the clays and glazes she works with provide the look of gas reduction fired pottery and wood fired pottery. Jill hopes the user finds pleasure and enjoyment from using her work, not only for its aesthetics, but also for the comfort and ease of use.