Jenny Morten is a British ceramicist, trained at the Central School of Art and Design in London.
Her work has covered the spectrum of clay. As co-founder and partner in J&G Morten Ceramic Designs she made functional stoneware and designed for industry soon after attaining her degree with many pieces selected for British Design Centre Awards.
A teaching career followed including visiting lecturer for Kensington Institute, Bishop Auckland College and finally as Course leader of the Ceramics Department at Darlington Collegein the North of England.
As Artist- in- Residence for Bowes Museum, Jenny worked with eight Darlington schools, creating tiled wall mural installations based on Museum exhibitions.
Her early training in mould making and industrial techniques combined with a skillful throwing ability prepared the ground for a sophisticated approach to the method of hand building for which Jenny is now known.
In the early 90’s Jenny began exploring the use of a very pliable porcelain, throwing and pinching individual small vessels which formed the basis for her larger hand built pieces, one of which was selected for the international ‘Fletcher Challenge’ competition, Auckland, New Zealand in 1994 and another for the ‘Millenium Platter’ exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia in 2000.
These larger vessels explore the theme of organic abstraction, combining three dimensional sculptural elements with surface texture and drawing.
Jenny relocated to the USA in 2003 with her husband Geoff. Following his death in 2009, Jenny returned to the UK where she has set up her studio and home in Bridlington, East Yorkshire showing her own work and Geoff's paintings, prints and etchings.