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1998 Jane Shellenbarger Born: Detroit, Michigan 1964 glazed stoneware overall: 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. (8.9 x 24.2 x 11.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Kenneth R. Trapp in honor of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld 1999.15A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B

Luce Center Quote

“My work tends to be small and intimate and tactile.” Artist’s statement, 2003

Luce Center Label

Jane Shellenbarger combines throwing, hand building, and drawing to create functional vessels. She is interested in surface design and will enamel and sandblast the surface of her vessels to achieve texture and depth. Many pieces are fired for up to four continuous days in a wood-burning, anagama-style kiln that allows natural ash glazes to form on the clay.


decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - stoneware