Jennifer is a fiber artist, educator and independent curator whose work ranges from wearable art to room sized installations. She received her BFA in Jewelry/Metals from Western Michigan University in 2007 and her MFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014. Additionally, she has studied at Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence, Italy and at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina.
Jennifer’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Italy and has won numerous awards, including Best of Show at Fantastic Fibers in 2010, the 2011 London International Creative Competition Shortlist and the 2013 student Niche Award for decorative fiber. She has been published in 500 Felt Objects from Lark Books and Worldwide Colours of Felt from Textile-link. She has participated in residencies in Paducah, KY and at Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.
In addition to her studio practice Jennifer teaches part time at Savannah College of Art and Design, and travels to give short workshops in various fiber techniques, particularly felting and natural dyeing. In 2014 she co-founded Sulfur Studios, a collaborative studio and gallery space for which she currently acts as exhibition director.