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Born and raised among the energy and “joie de vivre” of SoCal. A past life working and creating in Japan. An early childhood education in oil painting. A dabbling in graphic design. Then a learning of love in the art of ceramics. It seems at no point in Jen’s life did she ever veer from the path of a vibrant artist. Each experience along the way has just added to her current craft--but it wasn’t until her coworkers’ constant comments on her colorful desk vases that she considered possible selling her ceramic wares. She sold out on her first small sale and has been doing so ever since. These days, her early education and experience in oil painting has come into play in her more current work using bright painting with underglazes. No doubt that Jen is once an artist, always an artist... no matter the shape her creations take.