Jennifer Owen received a BA from Princeton University in 1974. She majored in Art History, with a focus in the Visual Arts and in Ceramic Sculpture, and graduated magna cum laude. Her ceramics teacher at Princeton was the internationally acclaimed artist, Toshiko Takaezu, who was born and raised in Hawaii, and grew up in Haiku where Jennifer now lives.
Jennifer earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1978, where she taught for two years as a graduate teaching fellow. Jennifer consciously chose the complementary careers of artist and teacher, and has been teaching and making art ever since.
At Maui College, Jennifer has taught Introduction to the Visual Arts and Introductory and Intermediate Ceramics classes since 1995. She has been the head of the ceramics department at the Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center on Maui since 1985.
Jennifer exhibits her work nationally and internationally in juried and invitational shows. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly magazine. Recently, three pieces were juried into an international exhibition in Koblenz, Germany, and a fourth piece traveled around the world (exhibited in nine countries) as part of a sculpture exhibition. Closer to home, her work has been juried into Artists of Hawaii and Hawaii Craftsmen at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Art Maui at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center's annual juried show.