Teacher Update - Janly Jaggard, Ceramic Artist

Meet Bay School instructor Janly Jaggard

Janly Jaggard studied ceramics as her major at West Of England College of Art and Design, England earning her BFA in 1971. She has been a practicing artist and teacher since the 1980’s and came to Virginia as an exchange teacher from England in 1988, returning to the USA as a permanent resident in 1992.

In 2001 Jaggard  became an instructor at Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton where she offers drawing, painting, ceramics and vitreous enamel classes and workshops  She introduced the vitreous enamel program there in 2004.

In 2014 Jaggard returned to England attending Norwich University of The Arts where she earned a Masters Degree in Fine Art: Painting that brought clarity to her intentions and practice, setting the course for her current work.

Jaggard's work has featured in many group and solo exhibitions regionally and internationally. Her work is included in many private collections as well as the permanent collection at The Enamel Arts Foundation in Los Angeles. She has written articles for The Enamelist Society.

We asked Janly what she has been working on during the quarantine:



  • slab plus additive modelling, - The Four faces 8" tall ;
  •  an additive/ subtractive  form hollowed and modelled  with separate "legs" to be added post firing 18" : 
  •  coiled then added and modelled features life size head. 12" . 
  • slabbed and then added bas relief features and pierced 9" tall









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