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Jan Lye

 

Jan Lye, Pebble Pot

Jan Lye, Pebble Pot

 

Jan Lye, Pebble Pod

Jan Lye, Pebble Pod

 

Jan Lye, Pebble footed

Jan Lye, Pebble footed

 

Jan Lye

Jan has a B.A. Fine Arts Degree and an Arts Teacher Degree (A.T.D.); she also trained at Chelsea Pottery and Elmswood in London. In 2003, after many years of teaching, Jan decided to fulfil her ambition to set up her own pottery workshop, producing stoneware ceramic art.

She has lived and worked in the beautiful North Devon countryside for 28 years.

Her work:

The sea-themed pots are made from slabs of white stoneware clay that are cut to shape using her own drawn templates. Jan says “I really enjoy the drawing and design element of my work as so often my idea for the pot changes and evolves through the transition from 2D to 3D”. The joined slabs create 3D forms that can be freely pulled into shape, textured, stamped, carved, press or sprigg moulded. Various metal oxides, that are brushed or wiped into lines or textured surfaces for emphasis, are then sprayed with stains and glazes. These capture and recreate the subtle gradations of reflected light and colour you see in the wet sand of a retreating tide. Images of oddly trapped pebbles, driftwood or wave formations carved into the sand are also brought together to create the new and inspired forms of this original sculptural but functional ceramics.