Jan is a ceramic artist based in Carmarthenshire, Wales. She obtained a First Class BA Hons degree in Ceramics from West Wales School of the Arts, Carmarthenshire in 2008 and undertook a throwing course with Roger Guy-Young at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in August 2012.
The landscape of the countryside and coastline in west Wales, where she moved to in 2004, motivated Jan to pursue a career in ceramics. She lives and works in the Gwendraeth Valley. Jan enjoys making a wide variety of work, ranging from hand built sculptural pieces to stoneware thrown vessels in an array of different forms.
Inspiration and influences come from watching crashing waves against volcanic rocks that push their way up through the sea, crunching the sea foam left behind on sand, looking at barnacles glistening in the sun, peering into the smooth mirrors of rock pools, sitting in sandy bays whilst looking at the amazing colours the sea has to offer and walks along the rugged cliff tops of the coastal path of... [more]
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