Janet Ontko is inspired by the simplicity and style of the Craftsman Movement. The honesty of the materials, the look of the clay, the touch of the potter, and the return to the craft tradition compelled Janet to develop her own signature style. Her line of award-winning tiles, birdhouses and sculptures incorporates her love of gardening and nature.
For almost seventeen years, Janet has traveled though the United States showing her line at wholesale and retail shows. Her work is sold in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Japan. Janet's designs have won various awards and have been highlighted in both newspaper and magazine articles. Her tiles have even featured in the television set design for "Martha Stewart Living".
Janet has a reputation of providing wonderful designs. And this reputation has created a following of pottery enthusiasts who come to her for custom creations. Her work encompasses the home and yard for the consumer, as well as civic and commercial projects for city and private contractors.
Janet received her Art degree from CSU Fresno. She worked with a number of Fresno artists, including environmental/architectural ceramist Stan Bitters, before opening her own studio in 1995.
Collecting vintage pottery (including Roseville, McCoy, and Peters and Peters), drawing, and working in her garden and fishpond are Janet's relaxation and inspiration for new designs. Twice a year, she opens her studio to highlight new designs and to continue to meet her enthusiasts.
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Tell me if you don't see it, be part of the creative process. Your desires are important to me as I design new products. Let me know your important wants and needs, I really want to hear from you!