About the artist
“My creative process draws from a combination of life experience and intuitive thinking. Through my work, I explore a mythos that is symbolic of my affinity for nature and a deep fascination for maritime culture. I have a passion for the sea that first came from my father who was an avid sailor.” —Jeff Downing
Jeffrey Downing studied at the State University of New York at Purchase, the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and City College of San Francisco, before receiving his BA and MFA from San Francisco State University, where he is now a tenured professor. His public art works have been placed throughout the country and his work has been exhibited at institutions such as the John Natsoulas Gallery, the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the Palo Alto Art Center, and the Pence Gallery in Davis.
Jeffrey Downing, Terrametric Markers, 2020, ceramics, glaze, and steel, dimensions variable, 12 x 8 feet each, courtesy of the artist