Thursday, February 19, 2009

Janet Holson-Mazzer: Etsy Artist from Canada

Janet Holson-Mazzer is a potter. This is fascinating to me because the best I could ever do with clay was to make a really big mess. What she does is most certainly not a mess. See what you think...

1. What is your shop name and what do you sell?

My shop name is Janson Pottery. I sell handmade porcelain and stoneware pottery and tiles. [My work] can also be found at and .

2. What long series of events led to you doing this?

I went back to school as a mature student part-time and then decided to take a full time Ceramic Art and Design program because it had always been a dream of mine to work in clay. I had taken ceramics programs in high school and knew that one day, I would return to the medium that I was so passionate about. Most of the time, this passion leaves me feeling in awe of life. 

3. Who taught you the particular skills you use in your work?

I went to George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario and since graduating from the Ceramics Art and Design program, I have done many workshops, gone to lectures, and courses as well. 

4. When did you start selling on Etsy? 

November 13, 2008 

5. What is your favorite thing about Etsy? 

My favourite thing about Etsy is the diversity of mediums and styles of work. I also love the forums, what I have learned about business promotion and how to take better photos. 

6. What is your favorite thing about what you sell? 

I love to look at my work and know that others will love it the way that I do. I also really appreciate feedback. 

7. What is your favorite item in your own shop and why? 

It's hard for me to choose because I love everything. If I had to narrow it down, it would be the tiles. A number of them are pressed with wildflowers and it reminds me of spring and [not being] snowed in all of the time.

8. What teams do you belong to and what do you like most about them? 

I belong to Design Style Guide and the Etsy Mud Team. I like that they have both been great places for learning, sharing and feedback. 

9. What is the most fun thing you do to promote your shop?

Getting out to shows and meeting people as well as educating them about what I do. 

10. What are some of your favorite finds by other sellers on Etsy? 

I love Rob Eastman's photos, as well as My Two Seasons because I like scrapbooking when I have time. I also really like Clay By Day

11. What do you do in your spare time? 

I love spending time with my family, travelling, having quiet time for reflection, photography, reading and taking care of our pets. 

12. Do you have anything else you would like to share? 

Thank you so much for interviewing me and visiting my shop. I really appreciate it.

You are most welcome!


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Mystic Silks said...

truly lovely works of art!

Kristina Law said...

I love this interview. Thank you.

Unknown said...

خدمات النظافة بالدمام لابد ان تقدمها شركة لديها ثقة في اتمام خدمات النظافة المنزلية لان النظافة العاية لا تعطي النتيجة الفعالة التي تتم بواسطة شركة تنظيف بالدمام متخصصة لانها تهتم بكل شئ داخل المباني فلدينا شركة تنظيف فلل بالدمام تكون متخصصة في نظافة الفلل المفروشة والمستعملة واعطائها الرونق الجمالي الخاص بها لدينا شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام متخصصة في اعمال نظافة الشقق المنزلية وشقق المكاتب والمعارض بواسطة الادوات والمواد اللازمة لعمل ذلك لدينا تخصصتنا في اعمالنا التي ترضي العميل وتخلصة من الحشرات الصغيرة التي تسبب ازعاج كبير للاسرة من خلال شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام التي لديها معدتها وموادها لعمل ذلك كما يوجد متخصص ايضا للقضاء علي الحشرات من خلال التواصل مع شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام التي تنتهيك من كل الحشرات المنزلية كما نعمل معا للواصل اليك كل الخدمات المنزلية من خلال خدمة الاثاث بواسطة افضل شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام والتعامل معها سوف يصل الي منزلك الجيد بدون اي تعب
كما يوجد خدمتنا الاخري التي يمكنك البحث عنها م والاستفادة منها
شركة تنظيف بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بالاحساء

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