Hi. I’m Jen. Welcome to my creative world.
My love of pottery and all things creative started when I was younger. By the time I reached high school I filled my free time with art classes and when I was able to take the ceramics class that was offered I became hooked. I spent a lot of time in that ceramics classroom. It was my home away from home. The place I felt most like myself.
I am drawn to art and design in general and find I use a lot of what I see around me as inspiration, including the myriad of emotions that we call life. I use it for expression. I pour emotion into my work, I care about every single piece whether it’s something I am creating based on an idea or something custom I am creating for someone else. In the age of mass produced items and the disconnection that comes with technology, I take pride in knowing everything I create is unique and different. There is something about shaping a piece of pottery with my own hands that brings me a sense of peace. My hope is for those who use the pottery I create to feel that sense of connection, a connection you only feel when using something that has been handmade.
When I had my son in 2012 I was fortunate enough to have the option to not return to work so I decided to stay at home with him. Best. Decision. Ever. Then one day I literally saw an image in my head of a note card I wanted to make and the bud of a bigger idea was born. I began to make and sell note cards on a small scale in 2013 but I needed more and I missed pottery. So we tore apart our garage. Because that’s what you do when you need studio space on a budget right? My awesome, super supportive husband worked hard to make a space that’s just for me.
Finding time to make pottery (a quite lengthy process actually) and other creative things while being a stay at home mommy presents some challenges. But I am determined to make it work and to share that process of finding the ever elusive balance that we all strive for. Maybe I’ll find that balance and life will be perfect shiny rainbows and sunshine…or maybe I’ll just work hard to make it work the best I can and have fun in the process doing what I love!