Jeff began working with clay nearly thirty years ago, at studios around West Los Angeles. Although he was always devoted to ceramics, he never considered working with clay as a serious career choice until college. At a certain point in his studies at Berkeley in political theory, it became clear to him that clay had chosen him more than he had chosen clay. The only life he could justify was as a ceramic artist. For him, this was a moment of realization as surprising as it was certain. He immediately reoriented his approach from functional to sculptural and began to present his work seriously. He has been gradually refining and evolving his work ever since.
– Jeff Margolin