Janine Roper

Screen printed porcelain ceramics with gold lustre

Janine completed the Design Craft National Diploma at Bath City College in 2001 and continued her studies at Bath Spa University, gaining a first class honours degree in ceramics in 2008. She joined the Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen as an Associate Member in 2009 and now works from a studio at her home in Bath.

Janine enjoys spending time in Museums. She loves to look for more unusual pieces and those which are less sophisticated and often charming and amusing. Her work is a personal response to these museum pieces; she does not attempt to imitate them, but rather take some formal details and basic shapes and translate them into her own language.

Janine's work is screen printed using oxides, mainly traditional cobalt blue, and hand built.
After the first firing, the pieces are glazed and re-fired. Then the magic happens, as the beautiful colours of the oxides shines through...
Most of her work is then finished with extravagant gold lustre.