Meet host Jen Allen!

Jen’s 2019 studio guests are Brett Kern, Erika Broas, and Shalya Marsh.


Jen Allen is a studio potter and educator who lives and works in Morgantown, WV with her artist husband, Shoji Satake and their two young children. Jen holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University and a BFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Among her achievements, Jennifer was awarded the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship and Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation and was recognized as an emerging artist at the 2008 NCECA Conference. Jen is also an active member of the online ceramic collective, Objective Clay. Her studio work draws inspiration from holiday meals (specifically, Thanksgiving dinner at her grandmother’s house in rural Virginia), the Alaskan landscape, historical ceramics, Asian textiles, and post war designs. Her studio is located off of Summer School Road.