Jenny was home schooled most of her life, only attending secondary school for a short period. She left school early at the age of 15 deciding that she would like to pursue a career in ceramics and approached local master potter name of Brian Keogh. He took her on as a trainee potter and she learned a lot from him about throwing, turning, glazing, wedging and much more over a three year period. She then went on to do the pottery skills course in Thomastown County Kilkenny which is an intense programme that touches on every aspect of pottery.
Jenny was born in Dublin but grew up in County Wicklow around the seaside village of Brittas Bay. She always had a love for art and crafts and little did she know when she started pottery classes at the age of 11 with a local potter that she would make a successful career out of it.
After completing the skills course at the age of 18 she went to work for Badger Hill Pottery in Enniscorthy for two years. Following a period of extensive travel Jenny then returned to Wicklow in 2005 and started to experiment with forms and colours and that is when she came up with her vibrant range. She combines her love of travel with her love of pottery seeking out different techniques in pottery which is produced and used in so many cultures when she travels. She is currently endeavouring to build up her business and establish herself as a fine thrower and talented artist. Her products are currently available through her website, from Mount Usher Gardens at Ashford, Pebbles Cafe in Greystones and Kilmantin Art Gallery in Wicklow Town. In the long term she would like to have her own integrated studio and retail unit.
Jenny’s aim is to produce a range of pottery that is unique, practical, can be for everyday use and be introduced into the 21st Century kitchen. Jenny loves to make pottery and she wants her costumers to feel that they have a piece that has been given love and attention. She also really wants to promote handmade Irish products that are affordable to everyone and to educate people to the process of the production of pottery, a craft that has been in Ireland for centuries.
Currently she is trying to refresh her range and keep up with ever changing trends, experimenting with turquoise over matt black.