Jennifer Forland was born in Astoria, Oregon and grew up in Poulsbo, Washington. She has been making art for pretty much as long as she remembers - drawing, printmaking, pottery and photography at North Kitsap High School followed by a minor in photography at WWU in Bellingham. She got her start with metal crafting at North Seattle Community College when she took a class from Dana Cassara and began incorporating metal work into her repertoire. She has exhibited at craft shows around the region, been featured in the West Seattle Art Walk, and is currently working on a fabric project for Center Studio in White Center that will be exhibited in May, 2013. She is inspired by whimsy, nature and human relationships - all which show up in her varied works.