Janet Mansfield has been a potter for 30 years. Her work is represented in major public collections in Australia as well as international collections. She has exhibited her work in many countries, acted as juror and has been an invited participant in symposiums, conferences and workshops throughout the world. She has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics since 1982 and has received awards for her work including the Medal of the Order of Australia. She is the author of a number of books on ceramics including Salt-Glaze Ceramics: An International Perspective published in 1991. Her latest book, Contemporary Ceramic Art of Australia and New Zealand was published in 1994. In 1990, she founded the international magazine, Ceramics: Art and Perception which has subscribers in most countries. For the past 20 years, her ceramics practice has concentrated on high temperature salt-glaze and wood firing.
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