Black Baby Pug
This black sculpture embodies the essence of a puppy's playfulness.
This calm and poised gray and white kitty captured my attention with its adorable presence.
The Image... The Sculpture
Hank is a commissioned piece, modeled after a Pekingese dog with crooked teeth and a fluffy white coat.
Originally found on Pinterest, a picture of a low-laying dog ready to play inspired one of Jennifer's favorite dogs. Salty is a white and fluffy dog with perky ears and an anticipatory expression.
Big, innocent, baby -beautiful! Rory is a baby grizzly bear with its paws outstretched to a mother bear, as seen in a photo shown to Jennifer.
Seeing the vibrant and resplendant color of a toucan inspired the idea to use glass to capture the essence of this tropical bird.
Serendipity is a swirl of color and grace, intended to display its eye-catching shapes and textures of glass.
After seeing a photo of this playful baby chimp in an indescribably adorable pose, Jennifer had to capture its position and feeling. Chango is a standing baby chimpanzee with a peeled banana at its feet.
A challenge in size and proportion, Lula is a statuesque giraffe nearly four feet tall, featuring grass and small plants on a decorative base. Her large size makes her one of the largest in Jennifer's collection.
One of the largest sea animals made by Jennifer, Hoaloha is a glistening dolphin swimming over a detailed sea-green base. The name Hoaloha translates to "friends" in Hawaiian.
One day while visiting the Pismo Beach Pier in California, a pelican landed right next to Jennifer and her daughter. Inspired by its beauty and countenance, she sought to create a pelican in glass. Representing the gray tones was particularly difficult.
In Morro Bay, sea otters are a common and delightful sight. Seeing them floating among the kelp and seaweed, eating anemones and other snacks drove Jennifer to make one in glass. Pup features a watery ocean scene and detailed expression.
A very tall glass stand called for an amazing bird on top, with twisting and overlapping glass. Tiki stands as the tallest sculpture in Jennifer's collection at five feet. The orange, blue, and green tones of this bird makes for a stunning piece.
Brown Toy Poodle
Another small brown dog, Turbo is modeled after one of Jennifer's own dogs. The small toy apricot poodle catches you with its innocent gaze and playful energy.
A small standing toffee colored dog with puppy eyes. Peanut is a wonderful addition to the dog family of Jennifer's sculptures.
After seeing a photo of an orangutan hanging from a branch, it became an engineering challenge to affix this orangutan's hand to bent rebar, making Orangustang a truly complicated piece to construct. The name "Orangustang" is actually a hybrid between the animal's name and Jennifer's middle name "Stang."
Aside from creating colorful, flowery plants, Jennifer sought to also represent the simple beauty of desert life in an elegant sculpture. This is Soledad, a cactus with a small snake at its base. Mostly green, Soledad also offers a smoother glass base imitating a sandy hill or dune.
Blue Amazon Parrot
Topaz was inspired by a gorgeous green macaw. It features detailed and accurate patterns around the eyes and a watchful turn of its head. The layered feathers and split yellow and brown colors create a convincing image.
Baby Pig and Parrot
Featured on "Unusual Animal Friends", Xena and Jazz are a real duo. The perfect portrait of a small blue and white parakeet on top of a orange piglet was an irresistable sculpture to make.
Lilac Breasted Roller
Zephyr is modeled after a Lilac Breasted Roller, with popping colors and a twisting body. Bringing Zephyr to life was irresistable for Jennifer.
A modification of an Azure Tit, Jennifer took the opportunity to work with lavender glass. Iris is a small purple bird atop a clear, crystal-like base.
Galapagos Fur Seal
The sweetness in an endangered seal lured Jennifer into recreating one in glass. The flippers, with their striations, were particularly difficult to imitate. Sandy is an endangered Galapagos fur seal laying upright on its belly.