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Jennie Hale

Jennie Hale is an artist/ceramicist and painter based in West Devon. Drawing inspiration from the remote rural area in which she lives with her family, Jennie’s ceramics and artwork show the affinity that she has with nature.


Studying the natural world whilst spending 25 years as a self employed artist/maker, Jennie has gained vast experience and enthusiasm to work in many mediums. Jennie set up Longham Pottery in 1983 and has been creating hand-built raku-fired ceramics ever since, along with decorated earthenware since 2008 which is sold in galleries throughout the world.

In 1994 Jennie started to compile her drawings of flora and fauna into nature diaries and in 2007 A&C Black published a compilation of my diaries, “The Nature Diary of an Artist”.

Jennie can offer ceramic workshops and drawing/painting workshops with a wildlife theme. For those who are looking for a unique experience Jennie also runs environmental art workshops in a normadic yurt at Longham Pottery. 

Recent Projects                                                                                                                                                  

Firing Up (in progress for 2011): bringing artist makers into schools to work with staff and pupils

Wandering with Words and Watercolours: guest artist for Jude Seigel, nature journaling workshop . Portland Oregon 2010

The Big Draw: Tavistock 2002-2010, CCANW and the Fairground Heritage Museum

A Forest Full of Bugs: partnered with the Forestry Commission

Spring into the Forest: partnered with the Forestry Commission

Rediscover Our Land: partnered with the Brentor Commoners Association