Live Clay Pottery is the creative partnership of Iver and Jennifer Hennig. Live Clay has been producing a line of work defined by animal and natural forms. This is what happens when an art student gets involved with an environmental studies student.
Iver was raised by two artists and was determined to do something else…until he tried a ceramics class in college and realized this is where his skills fell naturally. Jennifer, though artistically inclined, was always drawn to science and politics and thought pursuing an education along these lines would lead to doing great things for the world. Little did she know that this would feed her art. She met the Hennig family her second year in school and was seduced into their world of ceramics!
Falling in-love and moving into the San Lorenzo Valley, Jennifer and Iver started the Live Clay studio in Boulder Creek in 1995. Designing, making and selling their work has been their life ever since. They’ve shared their love of the medium through teaching children and adults as well. Their designs are intrinsic for communicating with the world, now and later, in the time-capsulated medium of ceramics… feelings and thoughts that cannot always be so well expressed in words…always searching for ways to better express desired changes. A world with greater sensitivity of everyone’s needs and tolerance of differences is the dream- embracing our need to recognize what we have to inspire compassion.
All of their work is hand-sculpted with stoneware clays using a variety of methods, starting with a thrown form or hand-building with slabs and coils, whatever works best for the design at hand. They use a combination of slips, underglazes, stains and glazes. The work is high fired to cone 10 for strength and longevity.