Jenny was born in Essex in 1962 and knew she wanted to be an artist from a very young age. She was drawn to ceramics during her Art Foundation years at Colchester and continued on to a degree in three - dimensional design specialising in Ceramics and Glass at Birmingham Polytechnic, graduating with a first class degree in 1984.
Although her work has been primarily in the field of ceramics, she is a painter at heart, often joking that her favourite activity at school was 'colouring in' and that her entire life to date has been a continuation of that theme.
The pottery business that she set up with her husband Geoff 22 years ago has established itself as one of Dumfriesshire's top visitor attractions, and now that their two sons are away at university Jenny has more time to travel and paint.
Her paintings are concerned with evoking feelings of calm, and come from a place deep inside her that is able to remain still, in contrast to her almost manic need to be busy. The meditative quality of her still live works give the pieces a sense of belonging or homeliness that is rooted in the ordinary, and finds beauty in the ways that light falls on a particular surface.
Jenny sells her work through independent galleries, her own website www.jennyfinch.co and at Dalton Pottery Art Café, Near Lockerbie.