jennymorten.jpgCeramic artist Jenny Morten makes porcelain objects so appealing, to the eye and the hand, that they manage to shape-shift across the border between sculpture and functionality.

Ablaze with subtle hues of the ocean and shore, her bowls, vases and gleaming hand-thrown items make sensational gifts. You will want to claim some for your very own, too. These pieces are extremely seductive — I own several pieces myself, and intend to own even more.

Original hand-crafted artwork. Yes, this is exactly the sort of thing that enlightened Santas like to deal with.

Jenny Morten’s Mar Monte Studio is open on Saturdays 2pm – 5pm, through December 19th.

168 Mar Monte Avenue, La Selva Beach – 831/688-5173