Jennifer’s work has appeared in numerous invitational and juried exhibitions. On Kauai, she works in a petite studio called Mikioi Ceramics where she creates clay art of diminutive proportions. Inspiration comes from the surrounding luscious flora and textures of the sea. She especially enjoys making objects to drink from that are a satisfying tactile experience. Using unique hand building techiniques, many of her artworks are designed with an unusual and sometimes perplexing structure for use.
In addition to working as a studio artist, Jennifer occasionally teaches workshops and private lessons. She earned an MFA in ceramics from Utah State University, Logan, and a BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, her home city. In between, she attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, for a year post-baccalaureate study and was an assistant at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.
After graduate school, Jennifer became the artist-in-residence and an instructor at Chester Springs Studio in Pennsylvania, later moving to Oregon to teach at Portland Community College and Multnomah Art Center. She resides in Kapaa, Hawaii on the beautiful island of Kauai with her husband, science teacher/actor Aaron Martin.