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Janaki grew up in the prairies of Alberta and on the coast of British Columbia. The daughter of artists, she attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design where she studied ceramics. Each of her pieces is hand-thrown and hand-glazed so no two are exactly alike. Each work carries its own raw identity with a quiet and monochromatic aesthetic that feels as if it has survived from another time and place. Being visually insatiable, she is strongly influenced by nature and light–loving dirt, growing plants in it, and making ceramics out of it.
"Things in nature are always in a constant state of change and transformation; I find profound beauty in these imperfections and unexpected, natural occurrences. For this reason, I do not use glossy, flawless glazes. Nothing concerns me more than things that do not 'change' and the prevailing misconception of 'perfection.’"
“More explicitly, I'd have to say my philosophy on life, and my work is most closely aligned with that of Wabi-Sabi. Imperfection and impermanence being the most beautiful concepts for me. I believe that culturally we've been sold a concept that perfection means unchanging, and with this, we've forfeited the acceptance of the inevitable and therefore are unable to see the beauty in things that change and wither, wrinkle, fall apart and most pertinently, this aspect of ourselves. I love light and shadow and darkness and the nearly invisible, seamlessness between objects and the places they take.”
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