Janice Keen’s studio practice is based on functional ceramics. Janice enjoys making one-off pieces or small families of pieces allowing her to attend to the details and create beautiful forms and surfaces. Janice Keen is endlessly fascinated by the effect of glaze and fire on her work.
In Janice Keen’s art practice, she explores the transition from functional to sculptural work. She endeavours to retain functionally while using the piece to explore form and surface.
Janice Keen has recently found inspiration in acquiring a Korean Moon Jar by the National Gallery of Victoria. Combined with the recent Pink Moon and Blood Moon events in the night sky, this form provides a rich canvas for her surface experimentation.