Jeni describes herself as a ‘maker’ rather than an artist. Her education and employment – Bath Arts School and then computing showed her interests in design, logic and in the detail of how things work. She did a mid-career Diploma in Art and Design at Bath College of Further Education (1991-94), to her surprise gaining the ‘Student of The Year’ award. It was a logical step to move into paper engineering (with Mathew Price Children’s Books) before going freelance. Child rearing led to toy making and garden sculptures. She likes to sculpt in clay, stone and wood. She also uses found objects and, of course, paper.
“I design and make both utile and artistic items in stone, wood, paper and clay. Paper? Yes, I was lucky to work with several paper engineers, whilst making pop-up books and really enjoy the magic that can be created. Today, I have my own well-equipped studio and enjoy ‘makering’. Next challenge – welding!”
Malvern Cottage Studio is a private studio where all work is for sale and all commissions are considered.