Janet DeBoos

‘makes pots, is curious about the world’

Janet De Boos has conducted workshops and given demonstrations in colleges, universities, crafts councils, and pottery groups around Australia, New Zealand, mainland United States and Hawai’i, Canada, the UK, China, Japan, and Korea. Janet has been an invited speaker at the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conferences in Colorado, Ohio, Oregon, and California. She has also delivered papers at many Australian National Ceramic Conferences, co-chaired and was program organizer for the 8th national Ceramics Conference in Canberra, and she was both the chair and a committee member for the 2015 Australian Ceramics Triennale in Canberra. She also serves on the editorial committees for the Journal of Australian Ceramics (formerly Pottery in Australia), Ceramic Art & Perception, and Ceramics Technical from their inception until 2012.

Janet is the author of best-selling books, Glazes for Australian Potters and More Glazes for Australian Potters, co-author of Handbook for Australian Potters, and has written and featured her work in numerous articles for Australian and International Ceramics journals on the meaning of ceramic art practices, domestic pottery, education, and glaze technology. De Boos is also represented in the Collectors Guide to Australian and New Zealand Ceramics by Janet Mansfield (Australia), Porcelain by Jack Doherty (UK), Ceramic Design by Peter Lane (UK), Porcelain Masters (USA), The Pot Book by Edmund de Waal (UK) amongst other publications.

Janet’s work has regularly exhibited in Australia and overseas in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Spain, South Africa, Canada, United States, Korea, and China. She also has work in major permanent public collections in Australia, the UK, United States, Canada, China, Taiwan, Belgium, and New Zealand. She has worked with Indigenous Australian communities and has been involved in The Remote Communities Ceramics network since its inception.

Her practice has been divided between China and Australia since 1996, her first visit to the PRC, allowing her to work with and mentor both Australian and Chinese students.

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