Janet's paintings are a response to her ceramic practice. They are informed by the gestural marks, the pitted and dry surfaces, and, more recently, the subtle palette of seascape colours derived from clay slips, metal oxides and stains.
'I made my first pot 30 years ago - then sculptural mixed media vessels followed. I use additions to the clay body that enable me to work quickly and loosely to capture a sense of spontaneity. For me, the practice of adding, scoring, reworking, painting and over - painting the ceramic form is an extension of the drawing process with its rich vocabulary of mark making and surface treatments'.