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Jennifer Allen

Biography to Display: 

1976 Born, Silver Springs, Michigan

EDUCATION

2002 BA Fine Arts, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

2004-2016Numerous workshop presentations and curatorial work

2006 MA Fine Arts, Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2002-2003 Studio resident, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of American Crafts, Rochester, New York

2003 Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2006-2008 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2008 Resident Artist, MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine

2008-2009 Meyer Resident Artist, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

2012 Director Invites Residency, Red Lodge Clay Center, red Lodge, Montana

2015 Short Term Residency, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2016 Short Term Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1998-2002 Studio Assistant, Bliss Pottery, Anchorage, Alaska

2002— Studio Potter, Curator, Studio Assistant and Workshop Presenter

 

Jennifer Allen makes porcelain tableware intended to commemorate special meals and celebrate the physical and psychological aspects of dining. Her design aesthetic is derived from the Alaskan wilderness, textiles, sewing and decorative floral imagery. Momoyama period ceramics, Koryo Dynasty celadons, British Medieval pottery, post-war textiles, Edo period kimonos and Arts and Crafts designs especially influence her work.

Allen’s prior experience as a seamstress carries through in her construction of ceramic forms. She uses folds, seams, darts, pleats, tufts and ruffles as construction methods adapted for clay.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation Permanent Collection, Helena, Montana

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinberg, Tennessee

Concord University, Athens, West Virginia

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute Museum, Jingdezhen, PR China

Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

rosenfieldcollection.com

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Allen, Jennifer. “Work and Play: The Potter’s Life. Ceramics Monthly (June, July, August 2009).

Allen, Jennifer.” Shifting Ideas.” Objective Clay Blog

https://objectiveclay.squarespace.com/blog

Allen, Jennifer, Kip O’ Krongly and Doug Peltzman. “Back in the Studio: Reflections on the UC6 Symposium.” Objective Clay Blog

https://objectiveclay.squarespace.com/blog/2013/4/18/back-in-the-studio-reflections-on the uc6-symposium, April 18, 2013.

Allen, Jennifer, Blair Clemo and Lindsay Oesteritter. “Spotlight: Objective Clay.” Ceramics Monthly (June, July, August 2013).

Bige-Burnett, Jason. Embellished Surface: Image and Pattern on Clay. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2015.

Carey, Lori. “New Faces, New Forms.” Independent Record, Helena, Montana, 2003.

Decker, Julie. “Gonna Fly Now?” Anchorage Press, Anchorage, Alaska, 2001.

Galloway, Julia and Ray Hemachandra. 500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. New York, NY: Lark Crafts, 2010.

Hluch, Kevin. American iPottery, online interactive publication

Jennifer Allen Instructional 2 Part DVD Series: Beginning and Intermediate Wheel-throwing Techniques, 2015.

Jennifer Allen Instructional 2 Part DVD Series: Darted & Decorated: Techniques for Enhancing Form and Surface, 2015.

Kopp, Linda. The Best of 500 Ceramics. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2008.

Mills, Maureen. Surface Design for Ceramics. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2008.

O’Connor, Shawn. Utilitarian Clay. Ceramics Technical no. 36 (2013).

Ward, Mac. “Portrayals of Comfort Works by Jennifer Allen.” Clay Times Magazine (July/August 2006).

 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website: www.jenniferallenceramics.com

 

Typical Marks
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Cup
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Tea Bowl
Form: Tea Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Flower Brick
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified February 26, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/allen-0