My ceramic forms often take on a higher meaning - the balance, fragility and multi-layered surfaces acting as a metaphor for the precarious nature of our own existence. Inspired by the coastal geology and marine fossils of a childhood in North Yorkshire, followed by travels across 3 continents, my lifelong journey has been to seek out and investigate how I could create equivalents in art which demonstrate the power of natural forces I have witnessed, coupled with the desire to create beautiful refined vessels.
Jenny Morten trained at the Central School of Art and Design in London. She then studied at Huddersfield University where she obtained PostGraduate certificate in Education.
A teaching career followed, including visiting lecturer for Kensington Institute, Bishop Auckland College and finally as Course leader of the Ceramics Department at Darlington College in the North of England. Jenny relocated to the USA in 2003 and in 2009, returned back to the UK where she has set up her studio and home in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Jenny's work is in many private and public collections, including V & A Museum, London, Central St. Martins School of Art, London Institute, and Stoke-on-Trent Pottery Museum and Art Gallery.
Two Blue Tilting Bowls
12 cm (h) 17.5 & 18.5 cm (w)
17 (h) x 15.5 cm & 16 (h) x 13.5 cm (green)
Two Green Tilting Bowls
12 cm (h) x 18 cm