Fired UP! March 2012 vol.4, no.3
OGP Meeting, April 2, 2012: Guest Speaker, Janet Keefe
Snailpace Pottery, Williamstown, Ontario. firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.snailpacepottery.com - site under construction.)
ACQUIRING SKILLS, A HANDBUILDER’S TALE
“My coiled pots explore relationships between volume and movement, balance and tension, interior space with external surface. “ - Janet Keefe
Janet has loved working with clay since taking pottery classes in High School and continued with ceramics in the two years she studies at Art School in Epsom, England. The year after graduating Janet studied at private studios in Paris, France. After studies at Art School she trained and worked as an Occupational Therapist. She continued to pot whenever time allowed while taking Pottery courses within Canada and spending many hours working, experimenting and learning in her studio. Thirty years later she “gave up her day job” to work full time in her studio. Now ten years later, she is still in her studio as often as possible, has discovered how rewarding teaching can be, and plans to continue potting for as long as she is able. Janet has acquired a wealth of knowledge and skill. Her work is shown in Montreal, Toronto through Fusion, the Petroff Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Gift Shop and in the well known 10001Pots held yearly in Val David located in the Laurentians. She also exhibits every Thanksgiving Weekend at Marlin Orchards near Cornwall. Janet is a student long time of “Ikebana” (Japanese floral art) and makes vases for fellow practitioners.