Janet DeBoos, Drawing 1 - Scratching the Surface, 2019, thrown porcellaneous stoneware, Ernabella terra sigillata, black underglaze, laser print decals, sgraffito, burnished 24ct gold, H 61 x D 20cm
Janet DeBoos has had a significant impact on contemporary ceramics in Australia, having been the Head of Ceramics at the Canberra School of Art at the ANU for over 10 years. DeBoos exhibits regularly both in Australia and internationally and is represented in many major permanent public collections in Australia, UK, Canada, China, Taiwan, Belgium, and New Zealand including the National Gallery of Australia, The National Museum of China and the Musee de Mariemont, Belgium.
She has written two best selling books on glazes, co-authored Handbook for Australian Potters and has written numerous articles for Australian and international ceramics journals on ceramic art practice, education and glaze technology. Her work has appeared in those same publications, and most recently has been included in The Pot Book by Edmund de Waal (UK).
DeBoos is an influential artist and teacher and a passionate and tireless advocate for her medium. Over the last sixteen years she has become a regular visitor to China – engaging in projects with industry as well as undertaking residencies, and teaching at the China Academy of Art. She has also inaugurated a biannual trip to China for students from the ANU Ceramics Workshop to the porcelain capital Jingdezhen.