Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, California, non-profit Arts Organization

"The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center supports and encourages the arts

through education, exhibition and cultural activities,

reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities."



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Geoff Morten in the Studio  



Jenny Morten in the Studio


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Jenny Morten


168 Mar Monte Avenue

La Selva Beach, CA  95076

(831) 688-5173


Geoff Morten passed away in 2009


Geoff and Jenny Morten relocated to California three years ago making their home and establishing Mar Monte Studios in La Selva Beach.

Sorry to say Geoff Morten passed away in 2009.


The couple are internationally recognized artists - Geoff as a Painter and Printmaker; Jenny as a Ceramicist.



Painting by Geoff Morten


Geoff trained at the Royal College of Art in London where he received a Master's Degree in Fine Art.

He is a Reader in Fine Art and was a Professor of painting in two UK Universities (Sunderland and Durham) and visiting Professor at Timisoara University in Romania.

His work is held in many public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Yugoslavian National gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts in Timisoara, Romania.


Jenny trained at the Central School in London (now part of the London Institute).

Her work has covered the spectrum of clay. She made functional stoneware and designed for industry early in her career (J&G Morten Ceramic Designs).

Later came individual small vessels, thrown and pinched in porcelain which formed the basis for her larger hand built pieces, one of which was selected for the 'Fletcher Challenge' competition, Auckland, new Zealand in 1994 and another selected for the 'Millenium Platter' exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia in 2000.

These larger vessels explore the theme of organic abstraction, combining three dimensional sculptural elements with surface texture and drawing.


Please click on the thumbnails below to view larger images of the Morten's work

Roman Garden

Oil on Panel

Her Chair

Oil on Panel

Ceramic Vessel

Ceramic Vessel

Ceramic Vessel

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         California Arts Council   Bruce Bangert   North Glass   Phoenix Ceramics  

       Earth Matters Foundation    Valley Women's Club    New Leaf Market Felton


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