Haitian Invasion

I’m so excited to see my favorite artist friends at Atis Rezistans (Resistant Artists) from Port-au-Prince Haiti here in California! My good friend Kathy Barbro who owns Art Projects for Kids and an art teacher in LA ran a campaign to get Romel Jean-Pierre, Claudel Casseus & Racine Polycarpe here to teach art at her school for a week. I’m sure that the kids at her school are so thrilled and had such fun art adventures this week. After the week is up, they are all road tripping up to Santa Cruz for a visit and I can’t wait! In addition to the three guys coming, it just happens that my friend Nadine Dolores Francois who runs an orphanage and girls empowerment program in Port-au-Prince will be here as well. This is her first trip to the US, so its extra exciting to have her here. You can learn more about my connections to Haiti and the projects that I’ve done there with these amazing people by checking out the Philanthropy Projects page. More pics to come of our epic art adventures during the Haitian Invasion week!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | Haitian Invasion

Talk to me Baby!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | talk to me baby!Up until now, we couldn’t really talk, I would write, you would read, but that’s where it ended. I will admit it, I was afraid of the Spam but with my Spamblocker in place (fingers crossed!) you can now talk to me, right here, on The Dirt! Just sign in and add a comment to any post I’ve created here, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and ideas- so talk to me baby!

Thanks for following along with my musings on life in the studio.


Good Life Ceramics

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | blogWelcome Good Life Ceramics!

A new ceramic studio and gallery has just arrived in Santa Cruz and its looking beautiful! The studio will cater to professionals and beginners alike as well as showcasing some of the most talented ceramic artists in the area (I’m so lucky to be included among them!) in the Slip Away Gallery. Pieces from my Nest Series are currently on display in the gallery. The best surprise after setting up the work was the amazing shadows they cast on the wall of the gallery. I’m honored to be showing my work alongside Liz Crain, Gail Ritchie, Sylvia Rios, Yumiko Aso, Sam Clarkson, Karen Hansen, Elaine Pinkernell and more to come. Come by, visit the gallery and add some new art to your collection.



Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | the dirt | blogOwner John Albrecht along with Jasper Marino and Tom Watson hope “To enlighten and nurture the creative confidence inherent in all” with this new creative space. Join them in celebrating creativity by visiting  the studio at:

Good Life Ceramics
3717 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831-515-7560, GLConPortola@gmail.com
www.goodlifeceramics.com or Facebook

Welcome to my new blog!

Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture | in the field | hive seriesHello creative friends and art enthusiasts!

Welcome to my new blog, aptly named the dirt.  Here is where I will share “the dirt” on what’s going on in the studio, works in progress, events, upcoming workshops, photos and thoughts about being an artist. In the past I’ve shared a lot of this information on my Facebook page Jenni Ward Art, but I know a lot of you don’t use social media and you still want to keep in touch. Now, if you subscribe to my feed, you’ll get all the latest info right in your inbox and I promise to not overload you- only the good stuff!

I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think!