Bio

 

Jamin London Tinsel is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. She was born in 1975 outside of Philadelphia. She received an MFA in ceramics from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2007, and a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education with an emphasis in Sculpture from Colorado State University in 1999.

Jamin was a founding member of The Hall Gallery, an artist run studio/gallery space in Portland from 1999 until 2007. She currently maintains her own studio space in Portland, and is an active member of several local arts organizations.

Traveling, meeting people, and the beauty of daily ritual in various cultures have inspired her work. She has spent time in Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, Morocco, South Africa, Guatemala, and Mexico. An ongoing relationship with a group of Zapotec potters in rural Oaxaca has provided much inspiration to Jamin's recent body of work, which focuses on food and drink in performance art. Tinsel explores performative aspects of eating and drinking through social interaction and public use of her vessels and utensils.