Having worked with clay for more that twenty five years, Jan's porcelain, stoneware, and earthenware works can be found at the residence of the Governor General of Canada, have been presented to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of England, and are included in the collections of the Bronfmans, Reichmans and jazz musician Dr. Oscar Peterson.
Each piece and all processes are done entirely by hand and entirely by Jan Phelan, from the original design, through to the last luster firing. Each piece is carefully drawn onto and cut into with a small blade while the clay is still soft. Stains, oxides, glazes and lusters are applied in layers and fired many times to achieve depth and a rich, vibrant variation of colour. Each piece has 22K gold painted and permanently fired onto it. The magic, music and beauty of nature is her inspiration.