Metal Workshop at UCSC Arboretum

Metal Workshop at UCSC Arboretum | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

One person’s scrap is another’s treasure!

In conjunction with the Art at the Arboretum: Color exhibition, local artists Jamie Abbott, Roy Holmberg, Marilyn Kuksht & Anna Martin will be offering a workshop in metal Friday November 4th 1 – 3:30. Adults and children (12+) are invited to sign up and work with the artists to create in metal. Join in on this unique opportunity now, space is limited!

Click the link below for details…
Metal Workshop at UCSC Arboretum

Curiosities of Clay Comes Down

jenni ward ceramic sculpture | specimen seriesJust a reminder that today is your last day to see Curiosities of Clay at Stripe Design Group’s Men Store in downtown Santa Cruz. The show, which showcased work from the Specimen Series comes down tomorrow and the unsold pieces will return to the studio.

Can’t make it to see the show? Don’t worry, all the remaining available pieces will be up in the online shop or feel free to make an appointment to come by the studio and see them in person.

Thanks for supporting independent artists!


Curiosities of Clay Opens TONIGHT!

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 | 117 Walnut Avenue Santa Cruz CA
November 5 – 30, 2015
Artist Reception Friday November 6th, 5 – 9pm

Installing Curiosities of Clay Today!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | installing curiosities of clay today

I got to hang out in one of the coolest retail shops in Santa Cruz today while I hung my last exhibit of the year, Curiosities of Clay! One piece has already sold, so I hope to see you at the opening on Friday to find a great piece for yourself!

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

seed bomb workshop

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | projects | homeless garden projectThis Friday May 1st, The Homeless Garden Project will be hosting First Friday activities at their downtown store. My studio assistants Nina Hipkins and Hong Liu will be running a seed bomb making workshop at the store as a special mother’s day treat. Using clay, compost and wildflower seeds you can form the materials into creative creations that once planted or ‘bombed’ into the garden, will create beautiful blooms for years to come. We made these seed bombs last year and it was a great success. So, go get your hands dirty and make something sweet for your mama! I’ll be at the studio getting things ready for our Studio Sale the next day, have fun for me!

Friday, May 1st, 6-8 pm at the downtown store just off of Abbott Sq.
Eats, Drinks & Mother’s Day Activities
Live Music: Singer-Songwriter Jessie Marks.
Special presentation 6:30: Feed 2 Bird

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.