Our Blue Ridge mountains and local landscapes influence Jan’s work figuratively, and in her choice of glaze palate. House Mountain is an iconic subject. Jan mixes her own glazes, and is especially intrigued by the old Japanese and Chinese glazes. The ancient craft of creating and firing functional stoneware from clay to glazed piece continues to challenge with endless possibilities to explore.
Berry Bowl/Small Colander, wheel-thrown and altered, white stoneware, 6 ½ “x 4”, glazed and fired to cone 6 in oxidation
Radiating Blue bowl by Jarrard
Bowl/whisk, wheel-thrown stoneware, 6”x 3”, glazed and fired to cone 9/10 in reduction
Baker, wheel-thrown stoneware, 7 ½ “x3” aprox.
High-Honey pot, 5”app., stoneware, extruded, hand-built and assembled, glazed and fired to various cones in reduction and oxidation
House Mountain Platter, wheel-thrown stoneware, 13” x2” app., glazed and fired to cone 9/10 in reduction
Remnants of the Sea, handmade, 16” x 3” aprox., reduction fired
House Mountain Series, wheel-thrown stoneware glazed and fired to cone 9/10 in reduction
Shades of Blue-green place setting, wheel-thrown and altered, white stoneware fired to cone 6 in oxidation
Jan Jarrard – Ceramics
PO Box 1067
Lexington, VA 24450