Jennifer Wells is a studio artist and educator originally from the U.S but currently living in Italy. She holds an MFA, in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design and has completed artist-in-residencies at: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, WY. She has worked for several U.S based Craft Schools, in a variety of roles.
As an educator, Jennifer has taught for and been a visiting Artist at Universities throughout the U.S and for study abroad programs based in Italy. She serves on the Board of Vita Institute and teaches short workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. In recent years she has curated multiple international exhibitions focused on jewelry and enameling.
Her works have been featured in multiple publications and are in the collections of the Enamel Arts Foundation, Racine Museum, All Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, Crocker Art Museum and Private Collections.
The Line Continues
The line found throughout my work travels across various mediums. Inspired by my natural and man made environments and the textures and patterns found within each. The line is representative of our course in life. Each of us, as we are sewing the assemblage of our life together, are at the same moment creating the line that forms us and our course. Holding us together, pulling us along in this life, and as in life there are moments where the line ends and begins again. You may think of this as a pause, a breath, a moment of change.