Jackson Fyfe is an 18-year-old ceramic artist from Newton, Massachusetts, currently studying at the Massachusettes College of Art and Design. Jackson enjoys the challenges and endless possibilities presented when working with clay and is driven by the unpredictability of the process. He has a history in the arts including glassblowing, sculpture, woodworking, and ceramics.
Art is the single most important thing that has kept me going for nearly my entire life. From a young age, after my father passed away in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I was emotionally attached to art in a way unmatched to any other form of self-expression. I've never been much of a verbal communicator, and this is ultimately what led me to other, more unconventional forms of communication. Before I dedicated my life to art, I had tried many different therapies and medications, none which were successful. During those times, I knew that there was some void to be filled, and art has been able to fill that hole in a way unmatched by anything else. Pottery is a sort of meditation that forces me to focus intensely on one thing. This, for me, is the single property that makes pottery so healing. I make art to heal myself, and it is my hope that it can heal others as well.