Jana Gardiner

Jana was first introduced to clay in a secondary education program. She continued ceramic studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz where she received a Bachelor of Arts. Her sister, a Park Ranger at Mount Rainier in the 1970’s was the connection that led Jana to start her business in Ashford in 1980.

All work is individually handthrown by Jana on a potters wheel and fired at her small home studio on Ashford Creek. Design brushwork is done freehand by both Jana and her husband Rick at the gallery on the mountain highway. Northwest Natural History, Mount Rainier primarily, are the main influences in their glaze designs.