Jennifer was born in Dublin and currently lives and works in the city. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2002. Recent exhibitions include; Fired Earth, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland 2018, Touchstone, Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin & National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland and Narratives in Making, Portfolio Critical Selection, The National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland & Ruthin Craft Centre Wales, UK. She has recently been selected for Irish Craft Portfolio Critical Selection 2017/2018. Her work is included in the National Museum of Ireland Collection, The State Art Collection of Ireland (OPW) and in numerous National and International private collections.
I am drawn to the beauty and subtlety of the natural world. Themes of fragility, ephemerality and translucency are central to my work. It is the rituals of making, the physical rhythms, the process and time involved that are very important aspects of my practice. The natural properties of my primary materials porcelain and bone china demand particular discipline and delicacy that are a necessary component of the finished pieces. Each piece is made from thin parts that are hand sewn together to create larger sculptural forms.