“Why haven´t I done this before?” That was the question that Jenny asked herself when she started her first pottery class in Saskatoon in 2003. It was because she had been raising her 3 children – cheering on the hockey team and making costumes for dance classes. Potting has now become her passion.
Moving to Vernon, BC in 2007 she joined the Okanagan Potters Association and is a founding member of the Vernon Community Potters. Along side her mentor, Gale Woodhouse, Jenny has experimented with horse hair, barrel, pit, ferric chloride, raku and naked-raku firings and is looking forward to learning about salt, soda and wood firing in the near future.
While living in Vernon, Jenny taught pottery at the Vernon Community Arts Centre and participated in several workshops to expand her understanding of this amazing art form. Also concerned with the environment, Jenny worked with other members of the Vernon Community Arts Centre to promote conservation in the clay studio. The “Earth to Earth” project is now well underway and members are conscious of conserving water and recycling clay.
Now back in Saskatoon Jenny is a member of the Saskatoon Potters Guild where she chairs the Education Committee and participates in their sales twice a year. She is also a member of Clay Studio Three, a potters’ co-operative at #3 – 527 Main St., Saskatoon where you can find her functional and one-of-a-kind pieces for sale.