Jennifer grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and studied studio arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. During her schooling, Jennifer experimented with various media, from photography and film to steel welding and mixed media sculpture.
There was a freedom working with metals that Jennifer could not find in other media. The malleability, textures, and unlimited possibilities of raw metal continue to excite her creative impulses. Along with the flexibility and natural beauty of metals, the idea of metal as industrial material was an intriguing concept that inspired much of her early pieces and continue to today.
The foundation of Jennifer's jewelry design is based on this idea: organic themes mixing with machine inspired motifs, the interplay between these two extremes, and the beautiful and interesting mathematical patterns that occur in nature. Using sterling silver, gold and gemstones, typical combinations include stars, flower petals, pine needles and bird's wings alongside machine parts and perfect geometric shapes. Kinetic movement plays an important role in the designs, concentric circles spinning inside hexagons or a straight stairway of silver folding like a puzzle. The themes are complex and original, but the jewelry itself is very simple and stylish.
Jennifer recently completed her first book, entitled "Hot Connections", published with Random House, due out in July of 2011. The book is about introductory jewelry making techniques using a torch.
Jennifer currently lives and works in South Boston's Fort Point Channel neighborhood where she enjoys a very supportive community of artists and friends. Her work can be seen at some of the country's most prestigious fine craft festivals and at many galleries and museums.