‘makes pots, is curious about the world’


Janet has conducted workshops/given demonstrations in colleges and universities, crafts councils and pottery groups in all states of Australia New Zealand, mainland United States and Hawai’i, Canada, UK, China, Japan and Korea; been an invited speaker at NCECA (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts) conferences in Colorado, Ohio, Oregon, and California; also delivered papers at most Australian National Ceramic Conferences; co-chaired and was program organizer at 8th National Ceramics Conference in Canberra and Chair of, and committee member for 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale. (Canberra)



She has written two best-selling books on glazes (Glazes for Australian Potters and More Glazes for Australian Potters), co-authored Handbook for Australian Potters, and has written numerous articles for Australian and International Ceramics journals on the meaning of ceramic art practice, domestic pottery, education and glaze technology. Her work has appeared in those same publications, and DeBoos is also represented in Collectors Guide to Australian and New Zealand Ceramics by Janet Mansfield, (Australia), Porcelain by Jack Doherty (UK) Ceramic Design by Peter Lane (UK) and Porcelain Masters (USA), The Pot Book by Edmund de Waal (UK) amongst others.

She served on the editorial committees for Pottery in Australia (now Journal of Australian Ceramics), Ceramic Art & Perception and Ceramics Technical from their inception until 2012.

She has regularly exhibited in Australia and overseas (UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Spain, South Africa, Canada, United States, Korea and China) and has work in major permanent public collections in Australia, UK, United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Belgium, and New Zealand.

She has worked with Australian indigenous communities, and has been involved in The Remote Communities Ceramics network, since its inception.

Her practice has been divided between China and Australia since her first visit to the PRC in 1996, an event that allowed her to work with industry, and mentor Australian and Chinese students.

She is represented by Sabbia Gallery, Sydney and Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne.

Venue: Araluen Theatre 

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