Jen Violette

Blown Glass and Landscape Paintings

Jen Violette’s passion for creating art began in early childhood.  She learned basic drawing and woodworking skills from her father & sewing skills from her mother. Her paternal grandparents earned their living as studio artists and she was always inspired by their work and lifestyle.  After graduating from highschool in 1990, she decided to study art at the Alfred University School of Art and Design and received her BFA with honors from Alfred in 1994. She has also studied  at the Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and Penland School of Crafts. Her mentors include Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, Pino Signoretto, Randy Walker and Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen.

Jen lives with her husband and two young sons on a small farm in Wilmington, VT.  Her art studio is housed in a wonderful 100 year old post and beam barn that they renovated themselves. Jen is an avid gardener and draws great inspiration for her pieces from her vegetable & perennial gardens on their land.

Jen has won numerous awards for her artwork including ‘Best in Show’ 2006 at the Weston Craft Show, and a distinguished award for her ‘Excellence in Craft’ in 2008 from The American Craft Council. Jen exhibits her unique pieces in many fine galleries and juried craft shows nationwide. Her timeless designs are a wonderful addition to any decor. 

Jen Violette
12 New England Power Road
Wilmington, VT 05363



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