Jennifer Allen received her BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington. In March 2008, the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) recognized Jennifer as an “Emerging Artist”. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. In addition to keeping a home studio, Jennifer currently teaches ceramic classes at West Virginia University. As an active member of an online ceramic collective called Objective Clay, she works to promote the importance of the handmade. Jennifer lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Shoji Satake, their two kids, Annelise and Finn and two dogs Billie and Ella.