Jennifer is a ceramic artist based in Ireland. She studied ceramics at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and has been working primarily with porcelain and bone china for a number of years. Recent exhibitions include; Fired Earth, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland 2018 and Touchstone, Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin & National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland. She has 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 and in numerous national and international private collections.
Jennifer makes hundreds of petal like ceramic pieces that are then stitched with translucent thread to form her sculpture. She is drawn to the beauty and subtlety of the natural world. Themes of fragility, ephemerality and translucency are central to her work. It is the rituals of making, the physical rhythms, the process and time involved that are the central aspects of her practice. The ethereal properties of porcelain, that she is drawn to, requires a certain delicacy and discipline. This slowness and repetition in her making process are essential components of the finished pieces.