Blue turquoise vessel, thrown stoneware painted with coloured glazes, 2015, Ht 21cm
Janice Tchalenko trained as a potter at the Harrow School of Art. Her early hand-thrown tableware was in the studio pottery tradition with muted glazes, but after some ten years she began to introduce new shapes and boldly coloured glazes. She became chief designer at the Dartington Pottery in Devon, creating their signature ranges of batch-produced high-fired reduction stoneware. She also designed fabrics for Designers’ Guild, and is working with Poole Pottery on designs for John Lewis. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Art and has lectured regularly throughout her career. She has collaborated with painters and sculptors, exploring the common ground between ‘fine art’ and ceramics, and is one of the most painterly of potters working today. Numerous public collections hold examples of her work.
Gift from Nicholas and Judith Goodison’s Charitable Settlement, December 2015