Jodi Lynn Pottery, Charlotte, NC
Who is in one’s journey of life?
This is a constant thought that Jodi has while creating her art.
Born in Michigan, Jodi McNeely moved to North Carolina by way of Texas where she received her bachelors degree and worked for Lockheed at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Jodi has always been driven by a desire to paint something, make something, or fix something. After taking numerous art classes at Central Piedmont Community College and participating in several ceramic workshops, Jodi built a studio and gallery on her property in South Charlotte. Her Industrial Design degree, ceramics education and free form carving have emerged as her signature style, creating unique pieces with structural integrity and aesthetic interest. Influenced by Mexican and Chinese Folk Art, her brightly colored work often includes re-purposed wrought or cast iron.
A form of journaling, her carvings many times feature people she has met on her journey.
Jodi McNeely has participated in the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Festival, Carolina Pottery Festival, Central Piedmont Student Art Show and has had her work on display for many years at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Her work is currently carried in Seagrove, NC at Pottery Road Studio and Gallery.