BiographyI recently started making ceramic jewelry in an effort to stay creative while care taking my 2 year old son. I have enjoyed every minute of this trajectory and look forward to what the future holds. Most work is either porcelain and sterling silver or porcelain and Kanthal wire. The hammered metalwork is an attempt for me to embrace imperfections in a new medium.
Jen Allen received a BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington. From 1998-2002, she worked as a production assistant to Kris Bliss at Bliss Pottery in Anchorage, AK. In March 2008, the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) recognized Jennifer as an “Emerging Artist”. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. In addition to keeping a home studio, Jennifer currently teaches ceramic classes at West Virginia University. She lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Shoji Satake, their two kids, Annelise and Finn and their two dogs, Billie and Ella.
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