Janice Ditner resides in rural Ontario where she maintains a large working studio amidst woods and gardens that often inspire the natural forms of her work.
“Landscapes, depicting the primacy of natural elements, their natural forces and the cycle of birth, death and rebirth hold meaning for me. I feel a powerful connection to the land and a reverence for the natural world.”
As a professional artist Janice continues to learn and grow creatively by attending professional workshops, including those presented by Richard Zakin, Joseph Panacci, Anne Phom, Ron Roy, Roger Kerslake, Leta Kormier, Larry Davidson, Diane Sullivan, Val Cushing, Ellen Shankin, Wayne Ngan, John Leach, Monica Johnston, Takeshi Yasuda and John Chalke.
Janice has exhibited her work at numerous significant venues in her region and beyond including the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Seagram’s Museum, The Lynwood Art Centre, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Homer Watson House and Gallery and The Robert Langen Art Gallery.
“Texture and process are important elements in my work. In recent years I have added cement, iron and winterstone to my sculptural work. Whether I make tableware, sculptures or paintings I endeavor to use the tactile properties of the material to share the intimacy of touch with the user, from my hands to yours. Enjoy.”
Janice is currently exploring her passion for the land and organic forms using fired clay, mixed media sculpture, acrylic painting and photography.