Prehistoric people all over the world left a record of images painted on or pecked into natural stone. This language of rock art has offered me an inspiring resource.

The drawings, paintings, artifact forms, textures and tones of rock are incorporated into the pottery and sculpture.

Large scale sculpture, objects of myth and memory, fill the kiln more often and make their way into homes, gardens and collections throughout the country.

I enjoy making a wide range of functional high-fired pottery; one of a kind vessels, custom designed tableware, lamps and tiles. I invite you to enjoy these clay pieces.

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Janet Lever-Wood Inside her pottery studio

BEHIND THE SCENES

A Beautiful Space to Create

With views to Mesa Verde, Sleeping Ute and the La Plata Mountains, the studio allows the surrounding landscape to enter and inspire.

Drawing on inspiration - Janet Lever-Wood

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Drawing on Inspiration

Prehistoric rock art takes form on pieces in progress.

Custom dinnerware - Janet Lever-Wood

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A Work In Progress

Custom made dinnerware with unique imagery moving toward the kiln.

Loading pieces into the kiln - Janet Lever-Wood

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Into the Fire

When the pieces are ready to be fired, they are carefully placed in the kiln. The use of high tech kiln shelves allows for more efficient stacking inside the kiln, and produces a higher yield. I'm always pleased when my pieces emerge from the kiln transformed and beautiful.

Handbuilding Process and Tools - Blue Heron Pottery and Sculpture

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Handbuilding Process and Tools

Building Forms Inside Blue Heron Pottery and Sculpture Studio

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Building Forms

Kiln Assistants - Blue Heron Pottery and Sculpture

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Kiln Assistants

Secret Admirer

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Secret Admirer

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Inspiring

Landscape and history provide the foundation
for functional ware and sculptures.

Decorative figures are drawn through the glaze or airbrushed using mineral pigments.

Petroglyphs in Utah
Pottery in Process
Completed Dinnerware set
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Process

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Blue Heron Logo watermark

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."

DUKE ELLINGTON

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