About the Artist

Jody Jaques

B.S. Asbury University- Art Education with an emphasis in Ceramics

M.A. Eastern Kentucky University- Art Education Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Ceramic and Metals

25 years teaching --25 years small business owner
Owner of Broadway Clay in Downtown Frankfort Kentucky


My Story

Originally I entered college to be a chemical engineer, but it was quite apparent my creative problem solving, lack of correct answers and inability to memorize large amounts of information quickly wasn't going to work out for me. So began my exploration of art materials, which was a much better fit for my quirky and messy explorations of chemistry. Along the way I also learned an organized way to have large groups of people in my exploration messes as an art teacher.

Today I continue to explore and discover new materials keeping to my love of natural materials, scientific exploration and useful ways of construction art that you can use. I use materials around me and strive to reuse interesting materials such as copper pennies. 

Sometimes I have had no more that a pocket of pennies, and still found ways to continue to build my artistic business never taking out a loan. Persistence, ingenuity, laughter and the ability to fail big and continue to create have been my strongest companions as I strive to balance my work and family. I couldn't continue without my extremely supportive husband who encourages and makes room for my science projects and studio, as well as my 3 kids who have been entangled in so many art projects and materials they think my crazy is normal.

My goal is to create handmade art that is affordable, beautiful and USABLE!