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Alfred University alumnx Janice Jakielski featured in 'Ceramic Monthly'

Janice Jakielski's 'Bird Cage Book Vase'
Janice Jakielski's 'Bird Cage Book Vase'

The January 2021 issue of Ceramic Monthly includes a feature article on Alfred University alumnx Janice Janice Jakielski (B.F.A., 2000), whose sculpture Bird Cage Book Vase also appears on the magazine cover.


The January 2021 issue of Ceramic Monthly includes a feature article on Alfred University alumnx Janice Jakielski (B.F.A., 2000), whose sculpture Bird Cage Book Vase also appears on the magazine cover.

“Through the use of clever content, meticulous detail, and material ambiguity,” author Leigh Taylor Mickelson writes, “you are drawn in to closely investigate Jakielski’s work. There, while being seduced by what is said and not said, you are challenged by the notion of what clay is and Jakielski can be.”

Jakielski grew up in central Pennsylvania, raised in an Amish family, and enjoyed daily access to the tools of everyday life on an Amish farm. She and her four siblings, according to Mickelson, “spent their days making stuff.”

To access Ceramic Monthly and the article on Jakielski, visit Ceramic Monthly.