It’s Open Studios Season!

It's Open Studios Season! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture
I may still be in Iceland, but my studio is all ready to go when I return for Open Studio season in Santa Cruz! I can’t wait to see everyone Oct 13 & 14 for opening weekend of North County artists. Make sure to check out the preview exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League to plan your tour!

Mission Industrial Art Studios will have 13 artists open this year working in everything from glass, painting, metal, ceramics and mixed media – come check us out!

October 13, 14, 20 & 21 | studios open 11 – 5 | Artist #307 in the catalog
2523 C Mission St Santa Cruz | cross street: Swift St

Open Studios Preview Exhibit at SCAL

Plan your tour!

Umbel Series | shop | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureWork by all artists participating in Open Studios will be available for a preview exhibition at the Santa Cruz Art League. Come and meet the artists and preview the amazing work and creativity in Santa Cruz County!

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway in Santa Cruz

Reception for the Artists:
September 30th 3 – 6pm
Exhibition Dates:
September 29th – October 21st

Going back to Nevada…

Going back to Nevada... | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculptureIn order to squeeze in just one more art event before I flee the country, this past weekend we headed back out to the Buffalo Creek Art Center in Gardnerville Nevada for an end of summer bbq art show. I brought my three Lichen Trees with me and a few pieces from the Bone Series | Medusas that I had made while I was an artist in residence there this past June. It was so nice to be back, meet some of the other artists and enjoy the beauty of the eastern sierras again.

The event had nearly 100 visitors come to the ranch and meet the artists and their work. It was great to talk about my time there and the process of making my work with everyone. I can’t say enough about the owners Steve & Lana and the caretakers Bill & Mel, they welcomed me with open arms from day one and I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had in working there this summer.




New Installations at Cin-Cin Wine Bar in Los Gatos!

In the midst of getting ready to leave for Iceland, prepping for Open Studios and having a slew of little pop up art events going on, I’ve also been getting ready for an installation at Cin-Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant in Los Gatos. This show will be up for about six months and includes work from the framed Bone Series pieces and a site specific installation of the Relic Series.

New Installations at Cin-Cin Wine Bar in Los Gatos! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

This space came with it’s own set of challenges but I think that I was able to over come them to create a really nice exhibit. Here’s a sneak peek of the work, but make sure to get down there and grab a glass of vino while you check out the art! And if you’re interested in purchasing any of these pieces for your own space, you can contact JCO’s Art Haus for details…

New Installations at Cin-Cin Wine Bar in Los Gatos! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Cin-Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant
368 Village Lane | Los Gatos CA
Exhibit Reception: October 24th, 6-8pm

Affordable Art Fair 2018!

Affordable Art Fair 2018 | events | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair!

You can pick some of my smaller works at JCO’s Art Haus in Los Gatos along with other notable bay area artists for their annual Affordable Art Fair!

805 University Avenue #E • Los Gatos CA 95032

The studio is coming together!

Did you notice there were no blog posts on ‘the dirt’ last week?? What?!?

The studio is coming together! | the dirt | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Well, with the big news that we ARE allowed to have Open Studios in our studios at Mission Industrial this year, I got super busy getting the studio ready. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you can read more here and here. I know it seems a little early, but by the time I come back from my Iceland residency, I will have about 6 days before Open Studios, so I’m going to just have the studio ready to go!

This year I will have a ton of work on display- new work, old work and I’m including photos of my outdoor installations. There are some series (like the Nest series) that only have a few pieces left – so this is the last chance to add them to your collection! Plus I will have some seconds for sale at super low prices and Art Hearts will be available too!

So please join me October 13, 14, 20 & 21st from 11 – 5 at 2523 C Mission St Santa Cruz, artist #307 in the catalog!

Rock Candy gems are rocking the online shop!

Rock Candy | shop | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture
The Rock Candy Series colorful ceramic gem-like forms are now available in the online shop! They are intriguing objects mounted on the wall or placed in the garden as colorful eye candy.

Rocks are organized in the online shop by color but sold individually, mix and match to create your own creative composition.

Each rock ranges in size from 1″ – 4″ and they are $35 each regardless of size. There are 14 colors to choose from!