Jen's piece Grab 'em was inspired by Big Daddy Paper Doll by May Stevens, Veil by Maria Tomasula, and Sculptural Vessel by Bill Kremer.
Jen Firestone was born and raised in South Bend. Graduated from Riley High School and received BFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. As a child she took ceramic and drawing classes at the South Bend Museum of Art. In high school she won a number of scholastic awards and decided to study art in college. After college she worked as a manager at Makielski Art Shop. She became a stay at home mom to her three daughters and started a mural business where she painted scenes in nurseries and children's rooms. Currently she teaches Drawing, Painting and AP Studio Art at Saint Joseph High School. Jen is a practicing artist creating works in many mediums including oil paint, watercolor, chalk pastel, oil pastel, colored pencil and has recently started working in ceramics.