Jodi Rice

I strive to create art on a daily basis. Like most artists, I derive immeasurable pleasure from the process of production, where the act of making new work becomes a fresh chance for me to re-examine the world, and the message that I want my art to convey.

As a student at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts my projects were more conceptually-based, and served as a vehicle for me to work out my feelings about human sexuality and feminism in a society where young women often receive conflicting messages concerning how to pleasure, portray, and protect their bodies. Over the past several years I have redirected my focus. Now I prioritize craftsmanship at the same level that I prioritize concept in my projects.

In addition to my independent work, I also teach ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing at a Quaker Friends School for high school students with learning differences. My students today are in very much the same position academically that I was at their age, where the conventional classroom model just didn’t seem to work. As a former high school dropout, who later went on to complete my GED and then enroll in art school, I encourage my students to use art as a means to find their own way in this world, to mark their path in bold brushes of color and crooked lines, in other words, to invert paradigms, challenge external expectations placed upon them, and to make no apologies for being different. I try to impart them with the idea that art can be their savior, and can take them to new places and opportunities. I only hope that I inspire them as much as their enthusiasm for art and their desire to hone their artistic visions inspires me every single day.


2003 The University of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture
2001 Delaware College of Art and Design, Associates Degree in Fine Arts

The Holly Locke Stipend, Traveled to Barcelona to study ceramics 2005

PUBLICATIONS, Featured Artist Interview 2008

2013 B2 Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Benna’s Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA, Space Balls‚ Group Show
2008 Jinxed, Philadelphia, PA ‚ The heART Show, Group Show
2007 Cinders, Brooklyn, NY‚ No Bad Blood‚ Group Show
2007 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA,
Locally Localized Gravity, Group Show
2007 Dane Decor, Philadelphia, PA, InLiquid and Dane Decor‚ Second
Annual Art and Furniture Experience‚ Group Show
2006  The International Flipbook Festival‚ Philadelphia, PA, Brooklyn, NY
Vancouver, Canada, Sunderland, UK., Traveling Group Show
2006 Benna’s, Philadelphia, PA‚ Who Do You Think You Are?‚
Solo Exhibition
2005 Red Tettemer, Philadelphia, PA, Permanent Collage Installation
2005 Ira. A. Sheres, Philadelphia, PA, Permanent Mosaic Installation
2005 Congreso Girl’s Center Philadelphia, PA, Permanent Mosaic and
Painting Installation

Delaware Valley Friends School, Paoli, PA 2003-2014
Congreso Girls Center, Philadelphia, PA 2001-2003
The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA 2001

Dangerous Animals

Dangerous Animals

Slip cast porcelain heads, porcelain, wood, glaze, paint, 2013

Dangerous Animals #2

Dangerous Animals

Slip cast porcelain heads, porcelain, wood, glaze, paint, 2013

Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants

Screenprint with ink on cotton, 2013

Poisonous Bottles

Poison Bottles

Slip cast bottles, porcelain, glaze, 2013

Spicy Quakers

Spicy Quakers

Design for Quaker Youth Leadership Conference, 2014

MILF rags

MILF rags

Block print on cotton, 2012



Stoneware, 2009

Medusa Chandelier

Designed and sculpted Medusa Chandelier. Cast Plaster, Paint, Resin, Electrical Wiring, Jewels

Completed in 2007 by Jodi Rice and Adam Wallacavage

Rainbow Platter 2008

Clay, Glaze

Friends Platter 2008

Clay, Glaze

I painted this platter for the 2008 senior class.

Seahorse Ornaments 2007

Porcelain, Glaze

Handmade Scale Tiles

Clay, Glaze 2008

Medusa’s Valentine

2008 Clay, Glaze

Girl from Ray Caesar’s painting L’accord D’amour

Handmade Costume 2007

Photo: Adam Walacavage

Medusa Bobblehead

Paper Maiche and Paint 2006

Lizzie Borden Light Series

Porcelain- Work in Progress 2007


Models, 2006


2006 Print

Got Babies?

Series of porcelain slip cast women. 2006.

After I watched my friend give birth I decided immediately after to start researching midwifery and make art about pregnancy.

Sushi Bed

This was fun to make. It had a crib matress with it, but I took it out in the end. However, I did use the crib matress in one of my first apartments to sleep on for quite some time.


Paper Maiche BobbleheadFrom the flipbook- What’s Shakin’ Quarter-Asian Bacon


This performance comes from the dress I’m wearing. It’s a little girl’s handmade Carebear dress I found in San Francisco.

When I was a Young Girl.

I built a coffin, cast myself and filled the coffin with blood red gelatin. Then I had a mini funeral and played the song- When I was a Young Girl by Nina Simone for my class in college. The gelatin got moldy really fast and smelled rank.