Studying Ceramics in Canberra and Vale Janet Mansfield

P1050783Janet De Boos throwing

Spending a week at Australian National University with other ceramics students and learning from Greg Daly and Janet De Boos was the highlight of last week.  Both Greg and Janet were inspiring and I am looking forward to the rest of the semester with a trip to China as part of my studies.


Greg Daly talks Lustre

and of course Mud Colony is back – check it out

and very sadly the ceramic community has suffered a huge loss with the death of Janet Mansfield.  If you wish to post a message of condolence please visit this page

I met Janet only once – It was at Gulgong where she graciously let us visit her property during the last Gulgong ceramic conference.  An amazing women, Janet worked tirelessly to promote Australian Ceramics. I own and treasure one of the many ceramic pieces she made.  I hope she is now organising all the angels with some clay and they are fluttering their wings with anticipation of a new ceramic exhibition in heaven. Our ceramic community will miss you Janet.  RIP


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6 Responses to Studying Ceramics in Canberra and Vale Janet Mansfield

  1. Anna says:

    Wonderful teachers by the sound of it. A lovely comment about Janet Mansfield – what a great legacy she left for Australian clay workers.

  2. ANU Ceramics dept is my spiritual home, my happiest happy place apart from my own studio spaces. What are you studying, and are you full time or distance studying?

  3. Brenda says:

    Wow, lucky you! I’m familiar with the work of Janet De Boos… it!

  4. Lovely tribute.

    I would love to do that ANU distance course seriously thinking about it for 2014.
    I hope it will still be going.

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