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Janice Tchalenko (1942-) was born in Rugby, Warwickshire. She is a ceramic artist best known for her success in translating decorative studio pottery into designs for batch and large-scale production. Since the 1990s she has also undertaken a number of one-off collaborative art works. Initially she worked in the Foreign Office whilst taking evening classes in pottery. She learnt how to throw at Putney School of Art over a period of two years and spent the following three years working as a potter's assistant, teaching pottery in a mental hospital and working at the Craft Potters Association part-time. She continued with her training at Harrow College of Art (1969-1971), taking the vocational pottery course when Victor Margrie and Michael Casson were tutors. She set up a studio in London (1971) having obtained a small grant from the Gwen Mullins Trust and continued to teach in further education colleges. She was given a Crafts Advisory Committee (Crafts Council) grant to buy a large gas kiln (1972). She made functional stoneware pottery working within the Leach tradition, although the work was more inspired by Michael Cardew's work and medieval English pottery.
From 7 September to 1 October 2011 Janice has a new exhibition at the Scottish Gallery - see the Catalogue of the show here!
1942 - Born Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
2006/7 - The Scottish Gallery Summer Show
Emmanuel Cooper 'Janice Tchalenko', Ceramic Review 80, March/April 1983, pp 21-25
Dartington Pottery, Tchalenko Designs (now Grayshott Pottery)
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 30 Therapia Road , East Duwich, London, UK, SE22 0SE.
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 8516 3489
Last Updated: 2011-09-04
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