Last Exhibit of the Year: Curiosities of Clay

jenni ward ceramic sculpture | specimen seriesFor my last show of 2015, I’ll be showcasing work from the Specimen Series at Stripe Design Group in downtown Santa Cruz. These small wall mounted sculptures of intriguing organic compositions will be on display for the month of November. This is a great time to shop local while discovering a unique gift for the creative person in your life!

Meet me at Stripe for First Friday November 6th from 5 – 9 pm!

Curiosities of Clay | Jenni Ward
Stripe Men
November 5 – 30, 2015
Artist Reception Friday November 6th, 5 – 9pm



117 Wal­nut Avenue downtown Santa Cruz
Monday-Friday: 11am -7pm
Saturday: 10am -8pm
Sunday: 10am- 6pm

Open Studios Preview Exhibit at Santa Cruz Art League

Join me and about 300 other talented artists at the Santa Cruz Art League this Sunday! This new piece from my rock candy series will be on display making its exhibition debut there. If you need a little art & nature for your space, you can purchase it at the opening which also helps support the Art League. Hope to see you there!

Preview Exhibit for Open Studios 2015
September 26 – October 18
Artist Reception Sunday, September 27, 3-6 pm
Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Open Studios Preview Exhibit Opens at Santa Cruz Art LeagueFor more information about Open Studios visit the Arts Council website!

Open Studios 2015

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | events | Open Studios 2015
Join me to celebrate my 11th year participating in the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour! 

The studio is OPEN 11- 5
October 10, 11, 17 & 18

Artist #254

follow the green signs to
767 Cathedral Dr Aptos California

The Bone Series at the Compound Gallery

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | relics of the tideI’ve been a part of the Art in a Box program at The Compound Gallery in Oakland CA for a few years now, which has been great. They’ve recently expanded their studio spaces and added a new sculpture exhibition space called the Fabrefaction Gallery and I’ve been invited to exhibit my work there this summer. I’ll be showing work from my Bone Series in an exhibit called Relics of the Tide, these pieces have never been shown outside the studio so it is their public debut and I’m so excited!

Relics of the Tide
Show dates: July 18th – Sept 6th
Opening Reception: July 18th 6-9pm

About The Compound Gallery:
The COMPOUND Gallery & Studios was established in 2008.  We were voted Best Art Hang Out 2012 by the East Bay Express! Located in the Golden Gate district of North Oakland, our two buildings boast over 12,000 square feet. Visit them at: 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608


Sculpture IS: 2015

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | sculpture IS: 2015

I’m  so excited to once again be participating in the Sculpture IS exhibit at Sierra Azul Gardens this summer. It’s one of my favorite local exhibits and it incorporates art and nature beautifully. This year I’ll be doing a site specific installation of my Bone Series. If you were able to make it to the Spring Studio Sale a few weeks ago, you saw a mock up if the installation in the studio, I’m hoping that the garden and sky space will only enhance what is already so exciting about this installation. Hope to see you at the reception!

Sierra Azul Gardens
2660 East Lake Ave Watsonville CA
Exhibition dates June 1 – Oct 31
Artists reception June 11, 5 – 7 pm

For more information contact: Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery

Spring Studio Sale 2015

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | events | spring studio sale 2015



Every year Jenni Ward and Earth Art Studio host a Spring Studio Sale the weekend before Mother’s Day. It’s a great opportunity to visit the studio, meet the artists, tour the sculpture garden, sign up for summer classes and of course BUY ART! New work by owner & artist Jenni Ward will be shown as well as student work will be for sale. Yummy snacks, drinks and raffles for a chance to win art will be waiting for you!

Join Us
May 2nd 2015, 11 – 4
767 Cathedral Dr | one mile from the Aptos PO
Looking forward to seeing you there!



Everybody’s Ocean: Wave II

Celebrate the opening of Wave II of Everybody’s Ocean in the Solari Gallery at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Opening reception of Wave II: Free First Friday, March 6th 5-9 PM. Click here for more information.  Words of thanks by curator Justin Hoover at 7:30. Everybody’s Ocean is a massive crowd-sourced exhibition featuring artwork about the ocean. An installation from my Bone Series has been a part of this exhibition as one of the “anchored” pieces of the show and this has been an incredible exhibit to be a part of. Come see for yourself!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | bone series | museum of art and history
The ocean represents anything from womb to tomb. We personify it as a wrathful god, a seductive spirit, or an indomitable force. The four oceans of the world cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and link us to primordial pasts. The ocean is a living, shared space and one of the greatest unexplored mysteries of the world.  Everybody interprets the ocean in different ways.

Take Aways – Art to Go!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | events | Take Aways exhibit

Jenni Ward’s work will be included in PVAC’s first exhibit of the new year! A fundraising exhibition in which some of the county’s top artists display smaller works that fit into many budgets and lifestyles.

January 7 – February 17, 2015
Reception for the Artists January 11, 2- 4pm



37 Sudden Street
Watsonville, California 95076

Pajaro Valley Gallery Hours
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm

Free admission — Wheelchair accessible

Everybody’s Ocean | Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

jenni ward ceramic sculpture | bone series in the fieldYour art. Everybody’s ocean.
Everybody’s Ocean is part crowd-sourced, part curated. It’s a visual art exhibition presenting your stories about the sea. A selection of anchor artworks will be on display for the duration of the exhibition, including Baby, a handmade, collapsible Pacific outrigger canoe by Michael Arcega, Quantum Tunneling, a video projection and soundscore by Kadet Kuhne, Tides, a mirrored video installation by Ana Teresa Fernandez, Needle to Sea Bottom, a 6’ handmade etching by Jesse Gotesman, a (TBD) project by Constance Hockaday, an 70’ long interactive rope measurement system designed, built and hand colored by Carrie Hott, and The Bone Series, an eight foot-long ceramic installation reminiscent of a whale’s vertebrae by Jenni Ward.

December 19th, 2014 – April 19, 2015
Soft opening reception Friday Dec. 19th, 2014
First Friday Opening January 2nd, 2015, Free 11am – 9pm

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street, downtown Santa Cruz

Aptos Art Walk

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Join Us!

Aptos Village Art Walk
See Art, Eat Food, Sample Wine


November 22, 2014 from 2 – 5
8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos Village