From the moment she saw a round of copper wire in a craft store in 2003, it was love at first sight for Jennie Anderson.
Born and raised in Southeastern Ohio, Jennie studied music in college and bent wire in her spare time. After being refused for a collegiate gallery showing because there was no “earring class” offered on campus, she decided she would do things her own way. Entirely self-taught, her jewelry and sculpture designs demonstrate both whimsy and unconventional technique. Rather than making beads or pendants the focal point of her pieces, the wire is center stage: pieces are often made out of nothing but wire in different gauges. Sometimes the shapes are abstract, sometimes recognizable, but they are always unique.
Jennie has shown her work in various arts and crafts festivals, and was commissioned by BalletMet Columbus to do jewelry work for a world premiere ballet. She has taught classes in wire sculpture and frequently does custom work for jewelry lovers. She resides with her husband Art in Findlay.