Janet K Burner/ Sabino Stoneware Pottery


About the Artist

Clay as Art is my goal and inspiration. The human figure, my life’s experiences, and images from nature fascinate my imagination; smooth surfaces, texture, movement, and contrasts are often incorporated. I believe my love for drawing, clay, and sculpture also lives in my work. I bring my 50 years of experience to every lump of clay; to shape from nothing, a piece which lives beyond myself with dignity and pride.

My love for clay began in 1970 at the Tucson Art Center while I was finishing my degree in Microbiology at the University of Arizona. The same year I met Harry Holl in Dennis, MA & decided then & there to become a potter, not a Microbiologist. My interest to learn took me to Anderson Ranch in Aspen, CO & then an apprenticeship with Harry Holl in 1972. I worked alongside Harry in the summers for over 30 years learning from a master, all things clay. After my initial apprenticeship I began my business, Sabino Stoneware Pottery, in Tucson where I resided the rest of the year and began teaching at the Tucson Museum of Art.

My intention as a potter was & is a spiritual one, to be one with the earth; to make from a lump of clay, something of beauty.

Janet K Burner/ Sabino Stoneware Pottery
Photo credit: Ron Lisney

About the Process

I use all techniques in the potters toolbox: throwing on the potter’s wheel, hand building with coil & slab, pinching, and combinations of all four. Recently I’ve been painting with underglaze colors that stay brilliant at 2300 degree Fahrenheit. Also I’ve been making sculpted pots using repouss√©, pushing out forms of animals & figures from the inside while the piece is still wet. My most used tools are my hands. The process is never complete until the firing, which determines a masterpiece or a failure. I built a large, 6ft. catenary kiln at TMA where I fire my works or at my studio in an electric kiln that achieves stoneware temperatures.

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Contact & Purchase Information

Interested in Purchasing?
Pricing Information: Less than $150, $151 to $500, $501 to $1000, Over $1001

You can purchase directly, at my studio, Sabino Stoneware Pottery, located West of the University of Arizona, 1019 N. Jacobus Avenue, call for appointment 520 624-5201.

Contact Information
Website: https://www.sabinopottery.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janetkburner
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janetkburner
Phone: (520) 624-5201
Email: janet@sabinopottery.com

Studio Information
Sabino Stoneware Pottery
Address: 1019 N. Jacobus Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, 85705, [ Map it! ]
Studio Website: https://www.sabinopottery.com
Studio Phone: (520) 624-5201