Jennifer Fontanella ArtByJenF Ceramist JewelerHi there! And welcome to my site!

 

If you’ve been here for a while, you can tell that I’m a maker of clay things, mostly modern colorful ceramic pieces for the home and garden. Sometimes I dabble in making jewelry.

 

I like to think that I make happy pieces! Minimalist design, clean lines, and playful colors characterize my non-traditional functional work. Everything is made by hand, in small batches; because to me, molds take the romance out of art.

 

Sculpturally, I like to create conversation, test your comfort levels and bring social issues to light. Sculpture, along with jewelry, are both on hold right now while I focus on my core product line.

 

I fell in love with ceramics when I was 16. I remember touching clay for the first time and feeling an immediate connection. I worked with it on/off ever since. I graduated UCLA in 2005 with a B.S. in Sociology, and in 2007 I attended Studio Art Centers International to obtain my Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Ceramics. While my heart has always been with ceramics, I worked in the Advertising industry for 7 years before returning to ceramics full time. I’ve been a full time Ceramist since 2013, and couldn’t be happier!

 

Originally from a beach town in Southern California, I currently live in Overland Park, KS with my wild little boy, a crazy dog and an amazing husband. I’m a full time mom and a full time maker. Outside of the studio I’m an ethnic food junkie, craft beer lover, traveler, yoga connoisseur and nature enthusiast.

 

I have big dreams for what this all can become, and I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’re a part of it.

 

Follow me on Instagram (@ArtByJenF) to gain insight into my process, be kept up to date on product releases, and have exclusive access to sales. If you’re in the KC area, check out my events tab to see where I’ll be next!

 
 

Mentions & Interviews:

Google featured me for Creativity Week! Read my article here: 5 Small Business Lessons from a Maker

Contemporist: 12 Elegant Ways to Bring Air Plants into Your Home

Written Contributor: Makers Magazine Issue 2: The Morning
HomedIt: How To Care For The Lovely Air Plants That Adorn Your Home

The Kansas City Star: Handmade gifts for the holidays might be the most memorable of all

The Potters Cast guest 2016A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284

 

 
 
 

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