About Sculptor and Potter Janet Lever-Wood
I have been a functional potter for over forty years, grounded in a tradition of wheel thrown work, challenged to create personal and pleasurable vessels. Ideas for sculptural work fill notebooks: these drawings take shape with asymmetric building processes on a large scale. Pieces emerge from field trips to archaeological sites and explorations of the art and lifeways of early man.
I am drawn to the geography of spirit, the places where earlier people left a mark on the stone. The clay pieces I produce reflect a 40 year relationship with clay, landscape and memory.
Walking the Comb
Walking with the absence of rock art, of structures-
prehistoric human notes.
The silence is spherical,
a spacious quiet.
We have entered a concert hall
for flies, birds, one lizard darting into a shadow.
We see a stone outcrop
that resembles a rabbit,
hiding from its winged predator.
We note vestiges of green:
ephedra, juniper, the last blade of summer grass.
And oh the sky-true blue against red rock.
The mind hums with delight.
In the news:
Janet Lever-Wood: An Artist Exploring Place and Time
Interview with Tom Yoder on KSJD
Work can be seen at the following galleries and locations: