About Ken Jensen
At nine-years-old, Minneapolis, MN native Ken Jensen migrated with his family to Cocoa, FL. After high school he spent years shaping and designing surfboards until moving to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida, thus beginning his pottery career as an apprentice to Micanopy potter Bruce Green.
Jensen then studied under the late Phil Ward, and established a storefront in Micanopy where he operated a pottery studio. Eventually moving to St. Augustine, FL, he now shares a studio with his wife, sculptor Donna McCarthy-Jensen. He worked primarily in functional stoneware in his youth, then switching to raku firing, thus changing the focus of his work from functional to visual. Jensen developed techniques for airbrush underglazing involving landscape and architectural elements as motifs. Jensen has been marketing his work at arts and crafts festivals for over twenty years, winning numerous awards in regional and national shows.