Jen Henry is a ceramic artist, printmaker, glassblower and botanical watercolor painter who splits her time between Reno, NV and Portland, OR. She began studying pottery in 2001. In 2008 she segued into blowing glass and after a brief and questionable digression into farming has returned to her first love. In 2016 she was introduced to wood fired pottery through Japan based ceramic artist John Dix. In 2018 she began learning to Soda Fire from renowned ceramic artist Matt Long. During the summer of 2018 she studied with Forrest Middleton and returned to her print making roots and is now exploring screen printing onto clay. She has studied with artists Don Ellis, Randy Broadax, Lorna Meaden, Carrol Charlet, Martha Grover, Whitney Smith, Renee Lopresti and Ben Carter. Most days she can be found working as the Director of the E.L. Cord Museum School at the Nevada Museum of Art (nevadaart.org) or closeted away in her studio. She is one of the lead artists at the Portland, OR based Growler Girl Project. The rest of her time is spent with her young son and wild collection of pets. In her free time she enjoys permaculture gardening, teaching kids to read, cooking, painting and paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe.