Project Description

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” Vincent Van Gogh

I’m Jennifer Loop of “Jennifer Joy Studio”.  I’ve lived most of my life in the PNW surrounded by hills, mountains, valleys and trees.  Landscape and local flora often play a role in the imagery I utilize in my work.

I was instilled with floral fascination at a young age by my mother who loves to garden.  This interest in growing and tending continues in my work and my experiences in the garden with my own two children. In reflecting on land, growth, and care in my work I hope others will find inspiration to best care for our earth and home and to look closely and appreciate the intricacies surrounding us.

I enjoy the physicality of clay, the tactile and repetitive process of ceramics is both satisfying and soothing for me.  I am also an arts teacher, I find that sharing the arts with students impacts and fuels my own work.  I thrive in the relational aspects of both teaching and making and one of my personal hopes is that relational connections will be made over my functional wares.

In the future I’d love to have space for a larger garden and even some goats, though not in my garden!