'Of the Earth' Art Show Features Pottery by betterArts Resident Jacquelin Dattisman

Jackie Dattisman arrived at Better Farm in the begin of July to focus her energy on clay. Helping to round out a summer of betterArts residencies which included a sketch artist, painter, dancer and choreographer, and composer, the 29-year-old school teacher spent her days at the Farm working with her pottery out in the barn.

Jackie also forged a relationship with our neighbors over at Dragonfly Pottery, Ann and John Donovan, who were endlessly helpful with their advice and gracious offer for Jackie to use their kilns.

In addition to the creation of many stunning pieces of work, Jackie became integral to the daily operations at Better Farm during her stay. She lent a major hand in the garden, ran Better Farm's table at a Redwood Farmers' Market, took charge of all composting and recycling at the Farm, and acted as a huge player in getting big, family style dinners together on a nightly basis.

She will be missed!

Her Aug. 14 art show, titled "Of the Earth", featured the work Jackie's completed in the month and a half she was at Better Farm. Photos after the jump!

For more information on Better Farm's betterArt residency program or to apply, click here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.