Melbourne based artist Jan Vogelpoel hand builds one-off sculptural pieces that reflect her love of organic shapes and graphic lines.
Jan has worked with clay for over 20 years, honing her skills under the direction of famed Capetonian ceramicist Barbara Jackson and teacher Karen Scott. Jan’s work reflects her passion for the process of bringing an idea to life through manipulating and building pieces that carry the energy of nature and the maker, which is something she finds both grounding and challenging, but ultimately rewarding.
Her work as a stylist has fuelled her love for interior design, she is drawn to Mid-Century design and the restrained approach of the Japanese aesthetic, all of which influence her work.
Modern Times respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty, and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and culture.