Jennifer works from her studio on the edge of Dartmoor in South Devon – a quiet space to develop her practice. She makes vessels inspired by ancient potters who remained closely attuned to their natural environment.
Vessels are hand-built from black, red, or white stoneware clays, using pinch and coil methods to preserve every mark and impression in the soft material. Using only a few simple tools, the process is slow and rhythmic. Surfaces are coated with thin layers of slips and glazes. The pattern left by the pinching process is accentuated as the glaze pools into the hollows. The colours are subtle, with occasional flashes of vibrant colour, all to be found within nature’s palette. Pieces may be fired several times, until a particular quality of colour and texture is achieved.
Jennifer holds an MA in Ceramics from The Royal College of Art. Prior to this she gained a first class honours degree from West Surrey College of Art and Design. On leaving college, she was awarded a Crafts Council ‘Setting Up’ Grant, and her ceramics has been featured in exhibitions worldwide.