My Story

Hi. I’m Jenya, the woman behind Plants and Magic ceramics. I started working with clay 3 years ago, and that is when I finally found that magic I was seeking… working with my hands, learning to trust and letting the material lead the way without trying to control it too much.

I was trained in the field of architecture (this is what I do full-time). Though, looking back, as far as I can remember myself, I’ve always been an artist at heart. I was drawing and creating at an early age.

I make pottery to live my true passion. My studio is in Long Island City in New York where I create alongside other inspiring artisans.

When I have time I enjoy creating in other ways: cooking food using local and foraged ingredients and tending to my backyard garden.

I appreciate the simplicity and functionality, and I try to reflect that with my pottery. I want to inspire you to create! Plants and magic is here to bring a little bit of magic dust into your life. I hope you enjoy it!