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Jean B Smith Mural

My Mural, east side of D'art Gallery, outside, 9th & Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 80204
Thank you Colorado
Chapter of the Women's
Caucus for Art!

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Ceramic wall sculptures shown at the Palm Springs Modernism Show, 2023

My booth at the October 2022 Modernism Week Show Palm Spgs; featuring ceramic wall sculpture, ceramic totems.

Grouping of ceramic wall sculptures and totems
4th Anniversary, D'art Gallery, Denver, 2023; ceramic wall sculptures, ceramic totems
Work by Annette Coleman and Jean Smith

POSITIONED @ Annex, 2019
ceramic wall sculptures, hanging ceramic sculpture

Working in my studio
Working in my studio
Intro wall for my Wallworks Exhibition
My beginning wall, suspended and standing ceramic sculpture
Room shot of "Nonobjective Objects" Exhibition at Zip 37 Gallery, Denver: wall suspended and standing ceramic sculptures
My suspended and standing ceramic totems at the Ice Cube Gallery

 Art Angels: 7th Heaven, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, with Katherine McGuinness: suspended ceramic sculptures, monotypes



My current body of work is influenced by Alexander Calder, Jean Arp, Joan Miro, as well as Anne Truitt, Carmen Herrera, and Etel Adnan. These people all share the ideas of abstraction, surface, and color, with or without movement.  I consider this work to be Mid-Century Modern which was popular between 1945 and 1975, and to me, it is timeless.
I work with mid-range paper clay, using the slab roller to prepare it for its final design.  Some of my work is functional, however most of it is decorative.​ I have been working as a full-time artist since 1986​​​.
My first co-op gallery membership was CORE: New Art Space in Denver from 1986 until 2008.
I belonged to Zip 37 co-op gallery in Denver from 2000, until it's closing in 2018. I was a founding member of the Ice Cube Gallery, 2008 until it's closing in 2015; have been a member of the Colorado Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art since it's inception in Denver in 1990.​
I am currently a founding member of D'art Gallery in Denver, 2018-ongoing.






















Watch a little video of me talking about my ceramic sculptures, taken by Annette Coleman:

Click below to read a review of my 2021 show, Shaken, Stirred, Savored with Lydia Reigle, in Daria online magazine

Ethnic-inspired jewelry

can be found at my

Etsy Shop:

My African-inspired jewelry creations can be found on my Etsy page
Watch a little talk about my work on You Tube
(From 2013)






  • Jean Smith, JBSARTS
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