jenifer lake's passion for clay started in middle school when she had access to her first ceramic studio class & fell in deep with the potters wheel & handbuilding.  this has continued off & on for just shy of 4 decades now.  she's always learning new things & ways to expand on her clay adoration & repertoire.  a love for well crafted, yet caringly wabi-sabi handmade pieces joined with almost any well made vintage item makes jenifer a happy lady.  she is a creator at heart & loves to make things in just about all ways; she’s a knitter, a canner/jammer/pickler, a collagist, a self-proclaimed image taker & instant photo maker, a clayer, a drawer, an inconsistent painter, a semi-seamstress, a jewelry maker, & a baker.  jenifer has been making handmade items & selling since 2004, formerly under the name sprout studio. 
jenifer has been teaching in various settings for over 20 years. she’s taught at camps, workshops, studios, conferences, & in many classrooms to ages 5 years old to 70+.  sometimes she teaches out of the comfort of her butchertown home.
she currently is a kindergarten through 8th grade visual arts teacher in downtown san francisco. in 2014, she was awarded the herbst excellence in teaching award. even though she has a southern heart & hails from the southeast originally, she feels lucky to call san francisco her home & considers california her forever spot.  the only other places she'd rather be is traveling, floating in a palm springs pool, camping in the desert in her vw camper van(s), dancing in a second line in new orleans, or staring at the rooftops at sunset in paris.  
you can find jenifer on instagram & facebook. she can also be reached at jenifer_lake@icloud.com