Minnesota ceramic artist Jeff Oestreich makes primarily functional work with minimal surface decoration and usually soda-fired glazes. He studied at the Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota with Warren MacKenzie.
He also apprenticed under Bernard Leach for two years. His work can be found in the collections of the Everson Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Kansas City Museum, among others.
Oestreich’s work is informed by influences including the pottery of Japan, China, and Korea, the salt glazing practices from Germany and a strong interest in Art Deco architecture.