Jennifer Allen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. In March 2008, the National Council for the Education of Ceramics (NCECA) named Jennifer as a National 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 ceramics at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
"My focus is to express sentiments of beauty and joy through porcelain tableware. Whether forming a vase that decorates a room or producing dinnerware that celebrates a meal, my work is made to honor and enhance the rhythms of home life. Driven to create for special occasions, I visualize the holiday table brimming with food, flowers and candlelight. While I enjoy the vibrant energy encircling a festive gathering, I find the contemplative moments sipping a morning cup of coffee equally as invigorating. My work is intended to live in these instances of physical and psychological nourishment."