Jean Adams is a native of Bergen County, NJ. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education (with a concentration in clay) from Wilkes College in 1978. While Jean considers working on the potter’s wheel to be her first love, her work is now a combination of wheel and hand built forms. Jean began teaching all the ceramics classes at Wilkes university in 1985. She also taught classes across all generations- – from beginning classes for children to advanced classes for adults. She enjoys making functional and one-of-a-kind forms that lend themselves to alteration and surface decoration. Jean wants her pots to be strong visual objects that draw our daily attention and present new features each time they are handled and viewed. She has continued to work in clay since 1976 because of her love of the medium. That love has helped her stay excited about her work and the work of her students. Jean strives for the highest quality that her abilities allow her to achieve – which is also what she looks for in her students.