Janine Schenkel 2016-10-13T12:22:03+00:00
  • Janine Schenkel

Janine Schenkel

Janine’s work draws on her love of the making process on the potters wheel and the decorated surface .  Her pieces have a  strong emphasis on functionality.  Her work reflects her interest in the environment and gardening.  She uses a combination  wheel thrown and hand built techniques to construct her pieces.

Janine undertook ceramics training at the National Art School,  Sydney in 1989 and has continued her career as a studio potter and ceramics educator.

She works  from her home based studio in Berrilee in the rural outskirts of Sydney.     Janine has exhibited  her work in many exhibitions in Sydney and interstate.  She has also collaborated on architectural commissions in Sydney, &  has been represented in  the Ceramics Triennial in Canberra  2015.

She teaches children and adults in  at both community and tertiary levels all over Sydney. She also conducts classes to teach  ceramics as art therapy. Janine is  a sessional tutor at Gymea & Hornsby TAFE,  working on campus at Eora TAFE College and off campus with The La Perouse Aboriginal community.  She conducts low temperature firing specialist workshops as well as  pit  and raku firings from her studio in Berrilee.

 

Contact – 0419 477 903

Some of My Work is Featured Below.

Janine Schenkel

Janine undertook ceramics training at the National Art School, Sydney in 1989 and has continued her career as a studio potter and ceramics educator ever since. She works from her home based studio in Berrilee , the rural outskirts of Sydney. Janine has exhibited her work all over Sydney and interstate. She has collaborated on architectural commissions in Sydney and was represented in the Ceramics Triennial in Canberra 2015.

Some of my highlights

A professional potter with 20 years experience.
Janine has shown her work in many group exhibitions at Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, she is a regular exhibitor on the Arcadian Artist’s trail.
She has collaborated on architectual commissions in Sydney, represented in the Ceramics Triennale, in Canberra 2015.

Her teaching experience has spaned her ceramics career, teaching in a diversity
of locations in local community at Macquarie Hills Potters, ceramics as Art Therapy, and Tertiary levels as a sessional tutor at Gymea & Hornsby TAFE, she has a long standing affiliation with the Sydney Aboriginal community working at Eora TAFE College since 1998 both on and off campus.

“I teach wheel work and hand-building,” Ms Schenkel said.

‘‘My personal work is based in function; it’s wheel-thrown functional pieces.

“The thing that draws people to clay is that it is a tactile medium with so much potential to explore.”

For a potter to be able to make a pot that has life and vitality there has to be some brain power connected, some intellectual curiosity.
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Meet with Janine Schenkel at the NEXT EXHIBITION & ART TRAIL: 12 - 13 NOV 2016

A unique exhibition... Eight working studios... More than fifty Artists & Artisans...
All on a meandering country drive...
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