Trained in a variety of fine arts media Jeni Gray-Roberts is an emerging artist working predominantly in kiln-formed glass. Her early works in oil painting and silver appeared in juried art shows in Houston and Manhattan.
Her glasswork evokes the movement of light, air and water. She is inspired by all things in nature but is especially fascinated by moving water. Her work is a reflection of the ebb and flow of the rivers and oceans she has experienced throughout her travels.
Growing up in a creative environment, influenced by her art teacher mother and craftsman grandfather, Jeni has been creating, tinkering and exploring since a young age.
Jeni studied journalism at Moravian College and fine arts at Sam Houston State University. Her initial artistic career included radio, fashion and photography. Following that, Jeni spent 8 years at various New York City advertising agencies and a Manhattan art and events gallery. Through the Art Students League of New York City she practiced silversmithing and then found fused glass. That is when she finally discovered her artistic purpose. Later she went on to study glass fusing and kiln work under Amy Jakowski and Alice Gebhart
Jeni moved from New York City in 2006 and lives and works in Deep River, CT overlooking the ever-changing Connecticut River and valley.
Jeni is a member of the Glass Art Society. Her pieces can be found in private collections throughout the US.
Essex Summer Arts Festival
June 17-18, 2017
12 Main St. Essex, CT