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.
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.
Janet Ontko Clayforms
Author, Columnist and Director of the National Arts & Crafts Conference at The Grove Park Inn since 1988
Mon.-Fri. 9-5pm (EST)