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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 Pierrette St. Amour, John Diduch, and Richard Skrobecki for taking all of the beautiful photographs in the collection.  She would like to thank Anders Bayly for the smoke firing images. 

COILED

Be sure to visit the Dust Evans Gallery at the Shenkman Centre this summer to see Janet Keefe's latest pieces on exhibition.  

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Janet created this piece in 2015 for Christopher James, renowned ikebana teacher based in Melbourne Australia. He featured it in his blog in July 2016.  Click here to see the blog.

Janet created this piece in 2015 for Christopher James, renowned ikebana teacher based in Melbourne Australia. He featured it in his blog in July 2016.  Click here to see the blog.

This piece, entitled "Swan Song" won Best in Show at the Ottawa Guild of Potters Exhibition & Sale in April 2016.

This piece, entitled "Swan Song" won Best in Show at the Ottawa Guild of Potters Exhibition & Sale in April 2016.

This image of Janet in action was taken during a smoke firing with fellow potter Brenda Mader in Alexandria, Ontario in July 2016.

This image of Janet in action was taken during a smoke firing with fellow potter Brenda Mader in Alexandria, Ontario in July 2016.