born Minneapolis, MN 1950
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Janel Jacobson's porcelain pots and carvings are inspired by nature. Jacobson produced functional pottery during the 1970s, but in the mid-1980s began to focus less on the practical uses of her pots, treating them as surfaces for her carved reliefs of animals and plants. She was first encouraged to carve on her pots while studying at the Pond Farm studio in California with Marguerite Wildenhain, but it was almost ten years before that became the focus of her work. Since the mid-1990s, Jacobson has worked in wood as well as porcelain.