Jennie Sikora-Muehl Is A National Ceramic Artist Who Creates Beautiful And Useable Art Here In The Local Area

By Kathy L. Collins

Jennie Sikora-Muehl is a wonderfully talented ceramic artist from Riverview. Sikora-Muehl recently learned that her artwork will be featured, along with a number of well-known National Ceramic Artists, in the Arizona State University Museum Store. The works will include candle sticks, butter dishes, bowls, platters, cups and olive dishes. Her work will be there from September 1 through May 31, 2014.

Sikora-Muehl said, “I can’t think of a higher honor. I have never thought of myself as a national artist even though I exhibit my work at Florida Craftsmen which represents artists from the state of Florida. I am excited to be exhibiting my work next to the ceramic artists that I have admired my entire career.”

Sikora-Muehl uses slabs and coils of raw clay to create her beautiful serving pieces. She explained, “I build, shape and paddle each piece in a primitive basic way (like the potters before me for thousands of years) into a unique one of a kind useable art form.”

Sikora-Muehl added, “My heart and soul goes into each piece that I create. I get excited knowing that some of my pieces are being used all over the country and overseas.”

In addition to creating art, Sikora-Muehl teaches others her craft at both Center Place of Brandon and Sketch and Sip in Riverview. Sikora-Muehl is a member of the Brandon Arts Council. Her work can be found locally at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Petersburg in an exhibition called “Play Toys and Games Made By Artists” until August 24. She is also in an exhibit at the Gadsen Art Center in Quincy, Florida (near Tallahassee) called “Made in Florida 2013.” This runs through October.

For more information, call 677-9823 or jenniesceramics@tampabay.rr.com.