Thursday, June 23, 2011

Janson Pottery

I met Janet of Janson Pottery "virtually" through the etsy mud team. I immediately felt a connection with this Canadian potter who creates handmade pottery to fill a need in everyday life, like her pitchers (photo below) and her textural tiles she sells for kitchen back splashes.

Janet uses both a potter's wheel and slab roller to create work from mid range porcelain. She makes up all her own glazes and uses them alone or layered over a base glaze. All work is suitable for microwave and dishwasher, although hand washing will prolong the life of the piece. 

Janet's handmade porcelain pieces are an attempt to give people an opportunity to pause in their busy lives. Simple forms invite touch while offering a beautiful backdrop for the food we serve our loved ones. 

Janson Pottery's connection with food and pottery starts first thing in the morning. She says, "How I love berry season! I especially love making smoothies with these lovely delicious red fruit and I like to have enough for everyone in the morning. I like making small tumblers and little pitchers for our breakfast table. My family loves them and they are a great way to begin the day."  Try her smoothie recipe which she serves in the tumblers pictured above.

Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup strawberries, frozen
1 tsp of lemon/lime juice
1 cup of pure water
3-6 ice cubes

Pour water and juice into the blender. Then, place banana on the bottom with the frozen berries and ice on top. Blend on low for 10-20 seconds. Then increase the speed to medium/high until creamy smooth.

"Besides being delicious, strawberries are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This yummy fruit is full of flavor and contributes to overall health"

And for the breakfast table, here are some pretty vases...

Thankfully the postal strike is under control in Canada and Janson Pottery's etsy shop is up and running again. Please visit her shop to see more of her beautiful work. As I mentioned earlier, she and I are both members of the etsy mud team where we share our love of clay with other potters. 

In addition to being an etsy seller, Janet has a wonderful website which includes her blog and a link to her facebook page


  1. Again, nice post, Lisa! Loved learning about this new potter!

  2. Love her pottery, it's simply gorgeous while looking deceptively simple...stunning!

  3. Great pottery! I especially love that last square flower vase.

  4. Terrific post Lisa! I've been an admirer of Janet's pottery for awhile. I particularly am fond of the bud vase!

  5. I'm thrilled to have been able to make this post. The Canadian postal strike has been difficult and Janet had to shut her etsy shop down for a bit until it was resolved. She has beautiful pottery and of course, the food and pottery connection is evident. Thanks so much Janet for being a feature potter on my blog!

  6. thank you for a wonderful feature on a very talented artisan - such beautiful pieces! ♥

  7. Thank you so much for this feature Lisa! I appreciate it!

  8. I think Janet's work is so lovely! Those last two photos of the vases with the fading coloured glazes are my favourites!

  9. Great feature! Swooning over the gorgeous vases --- beautifully made Janet!


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