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Jan Lee

Biography to Display: 


1973 Studio Potter


Jan Lee in most well known for her wheel thrown then burnished work and Naked Raku firing. She describes the rest of the process, They are then coated with terra sigillata, bisque fired and coated with a layer of slip and glaze. Firings take place in a raku kiln.

When the glaze matures the form is removed and placed in a container with wood shavings where it smokes and burns. After the form is completely cool the slip/glaze layer is peeled away.  This results in a surface marked with patterns and colors, created by the fire and smoke during the firing process.

In additon she produced a line of functional pieces using either stoneware or terra cotta. These pieces are glazed using a majolica type technique.


Bibliography to Display: 

Snyder, Jeffrey B. Ceramics Today. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2010. 





Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks
Soup Tureen
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 4, 2019.