Hi I'm Jane Klarer-Lackey - glad you came for a visit.
Just a bit about me...
My introduction to clay began in high school through a visual arts program. I was then fortunate to land an apprenticeship with Oz Parsons Pottery in downtown Toronto. I went on to receive a Design Arts Diploma majoring in Ceramics under Roger Kerslake and Alek Sorotschynski at Georgian College where I was the recipient of 2 scholarships. I have been actively working in my home studio on a part time basis for many years while working in the IT department of our local college. I have participated in a number of juried exhibitions, craft shows and have taught ceramics on a part time basis.
Currently we are living in the Whitby Shores area just east of Toronto, Ontario. When my husband and I aren’t working or in our studios we love to trek through the wilderness, kayaking, hiking and biking. Trips to northern Ontario and more recently visiting our sons who live in BC. We now regularly spend time in Revelstoke and have access to all the fabulous mountains and hiking trails.
Spending time outdoors during much needed downtime has been the inspiration for my work. The mountainous environment provides ways to express the intensity of the landscape: rock, snow, rain, fog.
I have been working with translucent porcelains and blending in various clay bodies. In a cone 6 oxidation environment it’s difficult to find depth in surface treatment as you would find with atmospheric firing. Translucency gives you the opportunity to explore not just the outer or inner surface, but the transition between the two much like the way fog and clouds transition into the mountain valleys hiding or revealing the landscape.
The Columbian River in Revy...