Jennifer Anne Kelly’s glass is kiln fired, torched, sandblasted, and moulded in her studio beside the Mississippi River, west of Ottawa, Ontario.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University Jennifer enjoyed the expertise of many renowned teachers and mentors specializing in art glass. She has studied at The Studio at Corning in New York, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and American Steel Studios in California. Jennifer works with stained glass, fused and kiln formed glass, and flame worked glass. The process, including sand blasting and cold work, is completed in her teaching studio, Current Works of Glass, on the Mississippi River in Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada.
Jennifer teaches her specialized techniques in Canada and the UK. Her work has been distributed through Cirque du Soleil Boutiques, fine art galleries, and at select art exhibits locally and internationally.
Participation in artist residencies have further developed a wide range of skills and offer a valuable connection with different communities.
From sculptural work to painterly two-dimensional pieces the narrative thread throughout is a positive human experience with the natural world. Living on the river has influenced Jennifer’s work both in imagery and in her meditation on glass and water. The river inspires the combination of energy and serenity and this is brought to the finished glass piece. The finished glass is the result of intense passion and dreams, overcoming fear, and delighting in the mystical.