Janet with one of her pieces from the June 2018 exhibition at the General Fine Craft gallery in Almonte, Ontario. (Details of the exhibition are available at www.generalfinecraft.com.)

Janet with one of her pieces from the June 2018 exhibition at the General Fine Craft gallery in Almonte, Ontario. (Details of the exhibition are available at www.generalfinecraft.com.)

My pots explore relationships between volume and movement, balance and tension, interior space and external surface.
The work is primarily sculptural using handbuilding techniques, especially coiling. Oxidation, Raku and Smoke firings are used to develop textured surfaces.
Containers for the Japanese floral art of Ikebana are a specialty.

Welcome to Snailpace Pottery, which is home to the beautiful, organic, sculptural creations of Janet Keefe. Below are images of Janet's recent work activities and prize winning pieces. Visit our site regularly for updates and images of Janet's new work!

Janet would like to extend her sincere appreciation to Richard Skrobecki, Pierrette St. Amour, and John Diduch for taking the beautiful photographs on this website.

  This piece was made in the fall of 2017 for the prestigious, invitational "260 Fingers" ceramics show that takes place in Ottawa each November.

This piece was made in the fall of 2017 for the prestigious, invitational "260 Fingers" ceramics show that takes place in Ottawa each November.

  This large, swooping vase entitled "Unfurled", was created in the spring of 2017 for a solo show of Janet's work at the Shenkman Centre, in Orleans, Ontario.

This large, swooping vase entitled "Unfurled", was created in the spring of 2017 for a solo show of Janet's work at the Shenkman Centre, in Orleans, Ontario.

  This image, from June 2018, shows the paintings of Norman Takeuchi and Janet's work on special exhibition at General Fine Craft in Almonte, Ontario.

This image, from June 2018, shows the paintings of Norman Takeuchi and Janet's work on special exhibition at General Fine Craft in Almonte, Ontario.