Work that inspires me:
I met Jennifer Allen when she taught a decal workshop in Helena, MT at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2007. The focus of the workshop was the making and application of decals - screen printed, laser printed, and commercial to various surfaces.
At some point one of the participants asked her to do a throwing demo because her forms are so intriguing. After being a studio assistant for Kris Bliss for four years, Jen has developed an efficient and beautiful process. She throws more quickly than anyone I have ever seen, and watching her demonstrate her technique was truly a pleasure.
Jen's process is, to me, a graceful example of combining form with color and pattern. By using slips, glaze and underglaze she makes gorgeous functional pieces of Art.