Born In Rancho Cucamonga, California and raised in a military family, Jesselyn Gordon grew up moving every few years around the state of California. In 2012, she moved to San Antonio; four years later she began her studies at Northwest Vista College and transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio obtaining a BFA with a concentration in ceramics. Throughout her college years she started her own business, Thrown Studio, and began selling her functional ceramic wares, all while exploring fine art capabilities focusing in the ceramic realm. Her work focuses on the way humans respond to nature and occurrences that happen in life. She strives to create community and opportunities for herself and viewers through her explorative works dealing with grief and connection, curating spaces for a quiet inward reflection in hopes to obtain understanding.