"jen"..... That's the name you'll find painted on the back of your custom piece. Jen Croker is a self-taught, Georgia artist. Always playing with different mediums of arts and crafts since childhood. In 2001, Jen took a leap of faith, and left her 12 year career in the Corporate world to pursue a dream.... a dream that everyone thought was a "risky business". She opened the first "Paint-Your-Own-Pottery" studio in her hometown. She wanted a place that other "artsy" folks could come and lose themselves in a world of imagination and whimsy. When people entered her studio, they couldnt help but feel INSPIRED. The whimsical colors and painted samples drew you in. With all of the supplies you needed, right there on the tables and shelves, you were invited to create your own masterpiece. Even beginners were amazed at what they could create.
As requests for custom painted orders began to grow, Jen thought it might be a good idea to offer her Personalized Birthday Plates and Ceramic Crosses to others.... not just those in her hometown. Next came her own website where she thought "it will be nice to get an online order or two, every now and then, that I can work on during slow days at the studio". Little did she know, offering her items on the world wide web would soon take over more than just her "slow days at the studio"... there were days where she had to bring in extra help to cover the studio, as well as helping with custom orders.
In 2008, Jen sold the "paint-your-own-pottery" side of her studio and is now focused on selling her custom painted items online at StudioJCompany.com
Her products can be found on numerous online boutiques and in storefront retail shops across the country.