Jess Teesdale lives in Portland Maine with her husband and three kids. Jess went to Green Mountain College where she met her best friend and husband Jeff. They raft guided and kayaked rivers in Maine, then moved to Oregon to do the same after college. All three of her kids were born in Oregon before they all moved to Maine in 2007. She is a clay maker and householder. When she isn't in her studio or in the garden she loves to ski in the Maine mountains, swim in the ocean and ride bikes in her neighborhood.