New Press: Los Gatos Patch

I spent two days sharing my artwork with kids in two Los Gatos Elementary school, it was super fun and filled with questions.

New Press: Los Gatos Patch | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Students in the Los Gatos Union School District elementary schools learn about artists and artistic processes visiting local Bay Area guest artists. They present their works at Blossom Hill, Daves Avenue, Lexington, and Louise Van Meter elementary schools thanks to the Art Docents of Los Gatos, which receives much of its funding through the Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF.)Check out the article about my presentation…

New Press in Swedish!

New Press in Swedish! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

If you can’t read Swedish like me, Google translate tells me that the article title says, “Abstract Flower Arrangements Will Spread Joy”. The local newspaper, the Mariestads Tidningen, sent reporters out to meet me a few times during the installation process. The photo on the right is in the workshop space I was loaned to assemble the sculptures and I was captured mid sentence explaining the piece to the reporter. The photo on the right is onsite in Humle Plats (Hops Garden) immediately after the installation was finished. I’m pretty excited to of been given the opportunity to install these Umbel Sculptures permanently and I really hope that they do bring joy to the community of Mariestad.  

New Press: Grants Pass Daily Courier

So grateful to receive this article in the Grants Pass Daily Courier from reporter Edith Decker about my exhibit ‘Where Art & Nature Meet’ at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Oregon. The exhibit is up until May 25th, if you’re in the area be sure to check it out!

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More Press for Environmental Installations

Adam Rothstein wrote a really thoughtful piece called ‘Fitting the Human Within Nature’ about the Environmental Installations exhibit at the UCSC Arboretum for the International Sculpture Center blog. Here’s a small except but click the link or the photo below to read more…

“Nature is inspiration to many artists. But while natural form has inspired generations of artists, today many are finding source material not purely within the plants and animals, the leaves and seeds, flowers and rocks that we think of immediately when we consider the definition of “nature.” More and more commonly, artists are drawn to the juxtaposition between the natural world and the human world.”…

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New Press: ‘A Path of Color’ in Ceramics Monthly October Issue

New Press: 'A Path of Color' in Ceramics Monthly October Issue | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Flip to the last page of your October issue of Ceramics Monthly (or click the link to read online!) the Spotlight article ‘A Path of Color’ about my Umbel Series Installation at the UCSC Arboretum for Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installations curated by Susana Arias!


Spotlight: A Path of Color | October 2017 | Ceramics Monthly


To learn more about the Umbel Series or to purchase flowers from this installation, click here.




New Press for Environmental Installations

New Press for Environmental Installations! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture
By: CATHY KELLY – Register Pajaronian

SANTA CRUZ – Bizarre and beautiful plants, bulleting hummingbirds and more often inspire visitors to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. And now, through Nov. 17, a large-scale art exhibit on the picturesque hillside takes that inspiration to some intriguing places.

“Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installations” is the arboretum’s third such art undertaking, curated by Santa Cruz artist and sculptor Susana Arias. The art varies widely, in size and style, with pieces dispersed throughout the spacious New Zealand and South African gardens. READ MORE…