Ms. Jane Bess is a professional potter who moved to South Carolina from North Carolina during her childhood. She has been serving the community with her profession for almost ten years and began pottery as a hobby, taking evening classes in Aiken County, South Carolina. She works with clay, food-safe glazes, hand-tools, an electric potter's wheel, and an electric kiln. Ms. Bess owns her own pottery shop and occasionally teaches her art form to others. Her pottery studio is attached to her shop and she welcomes people to come watch as she demonstrates various techniques daily. Her artistic associations are with Edgefield Community Development, ETV Roadshow, Edgefield Regional Arts, Parker Elementary School, Discovery Center, Heritage Corridor, and the South Carolina Aquarium.