Dale Jenssen

Dale Jenssen a Texas Hill Country artist.DALE JENSSEN was born in western Mass. and attended UMass, Amherst, and the Alfred C. Glassel School of Art in Houston, TX. In 1984 she moved to Taos, NM where she skied, rafted the Rio Grande, and created a line of brightly colored plastic jewelry that was marketed nationwide. Dale later relocated to the West Texas ghost town of Terlingua. Inspired by the desert vistas and rusty detritus from Terlingua's mining past, she began making found object metal sculpture. In 1996, commissioned by a local B&B to make light sconces, Dale proceeded to teach herself welding and sheet metal manipulation. Since then, she has fallen in love with lighting of all kinds and has created lights and illuminated sculptures for motels, restaurants, and private homes throughout Texas and the US. Dale now lives in San Antonio and has expanded her work in metal to include jewelry, napkin rings, mirror frames, lazy Susans, and tables.