Artist Statement

“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”
-Paul Cezanne

I love working in my studio. I’m particularly moved by the profound and articulated patterns in nature I see outside the windows. The simple beauty of flowers and trees belies a complexity of colors and shapes, each leaf and branch unique unto itself. These beautiful gifts of nature inspire and challenge me. My studio is filled with branches, driftwood, and other pieces of nature I’ve found on hikes or along the seashore. It’s impossible for me not to see them as inspirations and carry them home!

Porcelain by its very nature of delicacy and translucency can be difficult to work with. But I love its creamy texture and the softness of the clay in my hands. The experience of shaping the clay is meditational yet demanding of my attention at the same time. I’ve enjoyed creating and presenting these pieces to you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed making them.

Janine Louise