Jan is a local ceramic artist, based in Bath. When she's not making buildings out of clay, she is a teacher.
"I live in a city full of beautiful architecture and that city is surrounded by villages full of
beautiful houses - It's easy to see where I get my inspiration! The truth is that I have always
been fascinated by houses and the stories they hold: who lives in them; who built them; what goes on inside them. I love working with clay; its versatility promises endless possibilities."
Each of the buildings which Jan creates has been inspired by a house she has seen or imagined. They are made using small slabs of stoneware clay. She use oxides and neutral glazes to highlight details and sometimes add a little colour. No two houses are exactly the same and each one spins its own tale.