by Jen Otey
- Jen is inspired by the natural environment of the Appalachian Mountains. What she sees, feels, and experiences during her interactions with the land and the flora and fauna indigenous to where she lives and travels, is reflected in paint, clay and embroidery floss. The ceramics she makes are functional, hand-built and carved pieces, such as cups, plates, platters, and trays, as well as ornaments and wine stoppers. She creates illustrative works with oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her embroidery is very much like painting with thread.