About

Jesselin T’Kenye has worked in therapeutic counseling in Alberta when she was young, and the Lower Mainland for the past thirty years. Her professional repertoire has focused on programs of intervention for high-risk individuals, especially young women and their children – a line of endeavor both deeply rewarding and inherently highly stressful.

Artistic expression of many varieties has always been a counterweight for her, providing tranquility, meditative space and peace of mind.

The past couple of decades in clay has seen a shift from technical skills to a more exploratory self-expressive process; an emergence of a different ‘voice’ of unique and impactful pieces.

The past couple of decades in clay has seen a shift from technical skills to a more exploratory self-expressive process; an emergence of a different ‘voice’ of unique and impactful pieces.

She has also been featured in the “artists in our neighborhood” displays at the Denman Blenz and shown at the Phoenix gallery and has made a number of private sales each year on request. At present, besides her days in the studio creating her art, Jesselin continues to work as an art therapist, and teaches in the pottery club and privately. She lives near her studio, with her little dog Merlin in one of the first co-ops in Vancouver’s West End.