Mr. Mongrain grew up in the small northern Minnesota town of International Falls, traditionally the coldest place in the continental United States. As a ceramic artist her circumvents the traditional use of clay in is work by using the medium to explore content. There is an iconic presence to these meticulously crafted sculptures as the artist subtly alters the symbolism of everyday objects to create distinct and provocative forms. The core of Jeffrey’s subject matter is the human presence found in issues of faith and science. Many of his objects have a relationship with the Victorian buildings of Glasgow, Scotland where Jeffrey lived and taught for seven years.