Full Name: Jennifer Lynn Thomas
Date Joined: 2007
Member Classification: Exhibiting
I was born and raised in Texas, where I received my BFA from the University of Houston. I had two main studies; Interior Design and Painting, both of which I still love to do. I realized my specific focus in the arts was the field of Decorative Arts.
After graduating, I took up stained glass as a hobby, which quickly showed itself to not be a mere interest, but my passion. A trip to Mississippi yielded a job for me as a full-time stained glass artist at Pearl River Glass Studio in Jackson, MS, where my early knowledge and abilities in the discipline were developed. I worked as Color Management, glass cutter, and Residential Designer, combining my Painting and Interior Design experience.
Once I was introduced to the art of glass fusing, I loved everything about it. Each project seemed like a quick painting study except it was executed in glass, and my glass focus turned from stained glass to primarily fused glass.
In 2007, I launched my own independent glass studio, Jenny Thomas Artistry. I still aim to fulfill my strong vision for producing beautiful, yet functional pieces for daily use. I have received my Fellow status at the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi as a Master craftsman in Fused Glass.
The basis of everything I create is my belief in God as the Ultimate Creator. My heart is constantly delighted by the intricacy of His creation. This is where my love of birds, flowers, and fantastical landscapes comes from. While our gifts and abilities differ, each of us are truly thriving when we are operating in our gifts