Artist Statement

Janine Sopp spent the first seven years of her career designing clothing and textiles, then traveled across Europe and Morocco where she uncovered her deeper artistic desire of molding clay, a responsive medium that indulges her passion for texture and color.

Slabs of clay begin the dialog. She draws, stamps and marks with textures and patterns creating a journey of discovery, on molded forms or flat surfaces with markings like a map. Sopp paints layers of color revealing a dance between shapes and images. Then, a dark pigment wash, satin finish and sometimes embedded glass give added dimension to each piece.