First Decade Interview with Janice Tchalenko
Digital sound file of First Deacde interview with Janice Tchalenko, 00:35:04.
In this 2015 First Decade Interview, ceramic artist Janice Tchalenko, best known for her decorative studio pottery, discusses how she broke away from the Leach Tradition in the late 1970s. Alongside other notable women of the First Decade, such as Alison Britton, Jill Crowley, Carol McNicoll, Jacqueline Poncelet and Glenys Barton, Tchalenko began experimenting with free-forms, colour, decoration and non-functional work. In this interview, she discusses gender differences in pottery, earning a living from ceramics and her involvement in Dartington Pottery when she began pulling away from traditional oriental and medieval styles that had come before. She highlights the changes in her styles and techniques as charted by her 31 objects in the Crafts Council Collection.