Jan Jacque

"My handcrafted creations in clay and wood express my deep admiration, respect, and love for nature."

Jan Jacque has always been drawn to the forms, lines, asymmetry, and delicate complexity in nature. Clay subtly implies earth. Wood and plant images reflect the growth of living things. Mirrors suggest water and sky. The vessels and mirrors she creates are the result of her careful balance of all these elements.

Jacque's ceramic pieces are hand built using slab and coil techniques. She imprints the clay with textured sheets of foam plastic that she has drawn into with red-hot tools, creating intricate textures for the glaze to pool into. She then airbrushes the work with colorants and pit fires them with combustibles such as sawdust, leaves, and straw. This creates a smoky atmosphere that leaves interesting markings on the pieces, adding depth and subtlety to the work.

Jacque received a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen in 1977. Her long career as a full-time potter has been devoted to making beautiful objects for those who appreciate fine craft. She has received many awards for her creations and exhibits her work in galleries across the country.

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Bean
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 440
Working Together
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 540
Swan
Ceramic & Wood Floor Lamp

$ 1,720
Acorn Jumble
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Stone Frolic
Ceramic Table Lamp

$ 640
Crosswind
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 500
Canyon Echo
Ceramic Mirror

$ 1,040
Salsa
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 380
Fireworks
Ceramic Table Lamp

$ 660
Terra Cairn Lamp
Ceramic Table Lamp

$ 440
Not for Naught
Ceramic Table Lamp

$ 700
Sand Bar
Ceramic Mirror

$ 800
Oceanside Cove II
Ceramic & Wood Mirror

$ 590
Precious Stone
Ceramic & Wood Mirror

$ 720
Feather Light
Ceramic Table Lamp

$ 660
Barely Bowl Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 540
Cool Earth Cairn Lamp
Ceramic Table Lamp

$ 560