Jen Allen received her BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and her MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington. In March 2008, the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) recognized Jen as an Emerging Artist. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. In addition to keeping a home studio, Jen currently teaches ceramic classes at West Virginia University. She lives in Morgantown, WV with her artist husband, Shoji Satake, their two kids, Annelise and Finn, and two pups.