22-Nov-2019

Janice Jakielski
Opening Reception | Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Exhibition on view through December 20, 2019


Janice Jakielski, Jardiner,  porcelain,  2016. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Artist Statement

From a young age growing up in rural Pennsylvania I was taught to use my hands to change the world around me. From hanging drywall with my father, crafting with my mother, to building creative traps for my many siblings my childhood set the foundation for my love of all materials and the magical transformations that they could undergo.

At the age of fifteen I decided to become a potter, at the age of twenty-two a glass blower, twenty-seven a textile artist, and on it goes. I gather skills and material knowledge as an obsession, perfecting craftsmanship and blending processes as my practice evolves and grows.

Through the use of humor, meticulous detail and ambiguous function I coax my audience to investigate closer, closing the physical gap between viewer and object.   In this way I want the details of my workmanship to act as a whisper, flirtatiously seductive in its discretion.


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