Jenni Ward

Artist Statement

Jenni Ward is a ceramic sculptor and installation artist who finds her time spent connecting to her environment and exploring way above and way below sea level as an integral part of her process. With a particular interest in the patterns and structures of biological forms, she takes inspiration from those spaces to create abstract interpretations of thoughtfully crafted ceramic sculptures.


Jenni Ward is originally from West Orange, New Jersey, was based in Santa Cruz, California for over 20 years and currently lives outside Todos Santos on her desert property in Baja Sur Mexico. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Hartford Art School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 1998. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally since then including the de Saisset Museum, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and the Grants Pass Museum of Art. She has been invited to residencies around the world, and in recent years spent 3 months at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan. She has created public art projects in Sweden, Florida, Washington, Taiwan and California. From 2005 – 2018, she owned and operated Earth Art Studio which offered community clay classes for all ages and she continues to share her creativity through philanthropic art projects, which have involved working with local organizations as well as artists and communities in post-earthquake Haiti. Ward has a passion for adventure and travel often finding inspiration through her exploration of the natural world.