Drawing inspiration from pattern and natural forms, the work of Columbus, Ohio based artist Jen Townsend is often rooted in color. Every piece is carefully made and finished by hand using traditional metalsmith techniques, kiln fired enamel, and recycled precious metals whenever possible.
Jen's interest in metal in a jewelry context was developed at Columbus College of Art & Design, where she earned her BFA with a focus in small scale metals and sculpture. Jen has participated in copper enameling classes at Columbus Cultural Arts Center and has taught enameling at the Worthington Community Center.
Most days, you can find Jen at her studio located inside The Smithery in the Grandview Heights neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Jen opened The Smithery in 2014 as an artist made shop and metalsmith studio focusing on contemporary jewelry and modern craft with fellow artist, Anne Holman. Jen and Anne teach a variety of metal and enameling workshops at The Smithery each month.