Jan Schachter,
Portola Valley, California

Email: janschachter@gmail.com

Website: http://www.janschachter.com/

Artist Statement:
I am a potter. I started working in clay when I was 4 years old. I enjoy making pots for everyday use; each is a subtle variation of a form – usually created in a series.

What type of clay do you use?
Stoneware

What temperature do you fire to?
Cone 9-10

What is your primary forming method?
Throwing, some slabs

Do you make any of your own tools?
I have made the props for forming slab plates

What one word would you use to describe your work?
Functional

What is your favorite thing about your studio?
The light

What is the one thing in your studio you can’t live without?
Convenience of having it at home

How do you save money on materials and supplies?
Recycle as much as possible

How do you recharge creatively?
Attend workshops and read journals

What is your studio playlist?
Public radio

Why do you create art?
It is what I am

What is your best studio tip?
Keep at it

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