Jana Evans only just received her MFA from Arizona State University in 2010 and immediately became a long term artist at the Archie Bray Foundation from 2010 – 2012, proving her ambition. Since then she has be featured in galleries and sold her work across the country. She has created a very refined functional body of work by focusing on 3 main forms – cup, bowl, and jar. She says in a statement to AKAR gallery that, “These objects have a particular relational aesthetic to the user, one born from form and function.”
The surfaces of Jana’s forms are decorated with colorful line work and playful glaze placement, leaving the porcelain bare in certain places. Her simple forms allow for a wide variety of designs and patterns to wrap around the clay and the imperfection of her lines draw the viewer in.
The aesthetic approach she takes speaks to me. Her playful line work, vibrant colors, and multitude of patterns she uses inspires me.