JEANNIE SHIRK - Seward, Alaska

Mural - Postcards of the Past -1999

Jeannie has called Alaska home for over 42 years, living all over the State, settling here in Seward. Since moving to Seward, 18 years ago, she has been a professional artist/potter and teacher, winning various awards for her pottery as well as her fine art pieces. Jeannie has also had many solo art shows during her art career.

Jeannie loves to share her knowledge of the arts with students on a one-on-one basis as well as in group settings. As in any small town, there is always a need for volunteers to work with students and teachers and she has happily worked with all whom have asked. Jeannie has also worked on “Artist-in-schools” projects with Jr. High students, High school students and Elementary level kids. She was commissioned to work with students and make the Seward Elementary School sign that hangs outside of the school building.

Along with all of her public works, Jeannie has designed and created over 60 custom ceramic tile art projects and ceramic sinks for private homes, new and remodeled.

“I love what I do, and love to share what I know.”