CITY I CANYON. Stoneware, Multiple firings. Stoneware, multiple firings
4″ x 17″ x 17 “
Concept; Similarities of city streets and sandstone canyons
Close places, narrow spaces, confusion, indecision,
lost direction· difficulty in finding a way out,
confinement accentuated by bowl shape.
High, dark angular walls softened by trees against a twilight sky.
THISTLE/ SPLASH Stoneware, acrylic stains, On loan from Anne Gillett, Canton, Massachusetts, 15″ X 21 11 X 21″
Concept: a more complicated vertical helix. The clay naturally bends and droops producing an organic presence. A thistle, Scotland’s flower. A splash made by a single droplet.
NEBULA/WATERLILY 14” X 17” X 17”
Concept: A vertical helical form – stoneware, glazes, stains.
Space and motion, starry skies and oceans. A rolled slab gently opened like a maturing flower welcoming the sun.
SPIRE/ MONOLITH. Stoneware, glazed. 25 x 4 x 5.
Concept triangular helical forms Blades of grass. Alaskan pines church spires stately, sturdy, strong. . foreboding exterior, soft, warm,sensitive interior.
I take the elements… earth, water, fire… infuse them with my spirit and give them life. As I work, I am sensitive to the clay body I am using, noting the way it responds to my touch, and the form it inherently wants to take. To achieve spontaneity in the finished piece, I must communicate with the clay’s earthen nature as I stretch it to, but not beyond, its elemental limits. As I unify the product with the process, I become one with my medium. Thus the images from my mind blend with the elements to become visible communicators of my thoughts.
“My father is a veterinarian.”
So starts the story of growing up in a veterinarian’s family in the 1960’s. Insightful and heart-warming,
KIDS AREN’T BABY GOATS is-a series of true anecdotes that relate what the animals must be feeling, as told through the eyes of a child.
For 30 years, Jane T. Gillett worked with her husband in his veterinary practice.
Their four children grew up helping with the animals and learning animal husbandry first hand.
The book is available on Amazon.com.
State University of New York, Oswego, NY: Graduate study in Ceramics: 1982 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: 1953-1957; Bachelor of Science: 1980
Summer Workshops: 1969-1979: Ceramics with Ruth Randall, Franz Wildenhain, Richard Zakin, Paul Soldner, and others; also Painting, Photography, Silversmithing, Stained Glass
Co-Chair, annual Art Festival, Jekyll Island, GA: 2004 & 2005 Ceramic Artist and Teacher: New York and Georgia: 1987 to present
Artist-in-Residence: Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY: January-July 1988 Funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts
Director: Thousand Islands Craft School, Clayton, NY: March 1982-January 1987
Responsible for administration, coordination and supervision of all programs, personnel, funding and facilities
Coordinator and Ceramics Instructor: Community Arts and Crafts Program, Theresa, NY: 1975-1982 Responsible for writing proposals and organizing entire program; also instructing children and adults in ceramics
Co-proprietor, L’ Atelier Gallery, Thousand Is. Park, NY: 1990-20,i’)’
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS
1996-2007: Jekyll Is., GA: Jekyll Is.Arts Assoc. Festival: juried group show: awards received annually 2003: Jekyll Island, GA: Trilogy: invitational exhibit: one of three featured artists
1996: Jekyll Is., GA: invitational exhibit: one of two featured artists
1995: Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Greene, NY: Art & Antiques: juried group show
1994-2007: L’Atelier Gallery, Thousand Is.Park, NY: Ceramics & Glass: annual group show 1993: Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY: Palette Awards: juried exhibit: People’s Choice Award 1992: Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY: Regional Exhibition: juried show
1991: Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY: juried exhibit: Syracuse Ceramic Guild Award
1989: Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Wellsboro, PA: invitational exhibit: one of two featured artists 1988: Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY: Residency Retrospective: solo exhibition
1988: 171 Cedar St. Gallery, Corning, NY: Painters, Potters & Participating People: invitational show 1988: Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY: juried SCG exhibit: Allied Arts Award
1987: Taste of the Arts Gallery, Syracuse, NY: Settings: juried & invitational show
1987: NCECA Conference, Syracuse. NY: Syracuse Ceramic Guild Exhibit: invitational show 1986: SUNY Gallery, Potsdam, NY: North Country Regional Show: juried show