Jenna Vanden Brink grew up in Detroit, MI in a family that valued art and community. After graduating from Calvin College, she ventured to Pittsburgh, PA with a group of friends to live and work together.
Formally established in 2016, Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics offers handmade, functional ceramic wares. Building on her formal academic training and experience as a non-profit ceramics program manager, Jenna spent seven years refining her current line of home goods and wearables. Her style is versatile, and her ceramics feature drawings ranging from loose sketches of fruits and vegetables to detailed floral patterns. Handmade from start to finish at her Sharpsburg, PA studio, each piece in Jenna’s collection exhibits subtle whimsy in a modern way.
Crafted using a combination of hand-building and wheel throwing techniques, every piece in the Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics collections are hand painted and carved to create pottery and wearables with integrity and charm. Jenna offers an earthenware collection and a porcelain collection of everyday pots, which include cups, bowls, plates and serving pieces. Additionally, her more recent line of porcelain jewelry offers simple, modern, and unique wearable pieces.
She lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband, baby daughter, and dog in their labor-of-love 1905 Victorian home.