Handmade from start to finish at her Sharpsburg, PA studio, each piece Jenna makes strikes a balance between simple, fun, and refined. “For me, making functional pottery is about connections between people. I find most joy in my work when there is a communal component. My work is used to share meals, much is given as gifts, it facilitates acts of hospitality, and is a physical way for me to connect with others. It is a privilege to interact with people, through my objects, on a daily basis in such an intimate way. And, I hope the objects that I make bring joy.”
Currently working as a full time ceramic artist in Pittsburgh, PA, Jenna Vanden Brink is also co-founder of the Highland Park Pottery Tour. She has nearly a decade of arts administration, nonprofit management, and ceramics education experience, and received BA degrees in Studio Art and English from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and dog in their labor-of-love Highland Park home.