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JANE
KAUFMANN

HEIGHT -
5' 2"
WEIGHT -
137
EYES -
BROWN
HAIR -
BROWN
STYLE -
LOOSE
NECK -
WRINKLED

Orbs
Beds
Story Pieces
Figures
Wall Pieces
Clay Pictures
Multiples

I work every day in my attic studio making sculptures out of clay. After firing the pieces once in an electric kiln, I raku them in my driveway. Raku is a method of firing where red hot pieces are taken from a kiln with tongs and thrown in pine needles to smoke the clay. Firing this way is physical and exciting and I enjoy it a lot.

I make whatever comes into my mind. I am not influenced by what is currently fashionable in art magazines. I get ideas from the newspapers, books, my friends, Harper's magazine, tabloids, and anything else that I like. I believe and I do not believe everything I read. To me things are simple and clear.

I feel it is the artist's duty to address what is going on in the world. I think the artist should do this so the work can be understood by everyone. Sometimes I write what my pieces are about directly on them just in case a person doesn't get the point. I believe that artists can help save the world, and I want to be part of that.

Satire
After 9/11
Holderness
Family
Friends
Resume
Studio Tour
Garden Tour
Press

Jane Kaufmann

janekaufmann@comcast.net

To see sewn metal sculptures by Kim Wintje go to http://personalpages.tds.net/~kimmarty/

To see prints by Carol Lummus visit http://www.carollummus.com/