Janet Mcgregor dunn - Ceramic Artist
Janet McGregor Dunn started her artistic life with a paintbrush in her hand. However, once she tried clay she knew she’d found her niche. She combines her love of nature, music and color in each piece of pottery.
Most of her pieces are hand-formed and all are one-of-a-kind. She began her journey with clay using a kick wheel then moved to the electric wheel. Somehow sitting still and creating similar pieces didn’t fit her personality. Once she moved into hand building she never looked back. She often quips that her wheel is similar to that rarely used piece of exercise equipment many use to hang clothing on --- she frequently uses her wheel to hold boxes.
When describing her art, McGregor Dunn says they are “earthy, often bluesy, sculpted clay”. She brings nature into some of her work, using straw, rocks, plants or other found objects from the woods surrounding her home.
The initial creation of a piece might take days. After finishing a piece it dries for a week or two, then is fired in an electric kiln for around 12 – 14 hours. It then sits and cools for roughly three days. After it is taken from the first kiln firing she glazes the pieces. All of her clay art, whether functional or decorative, has multiple glazes atop and many have added glass. Many pieces are glaze fired two to five times to give them depth and to build the layers of glaze and glass (12 glaze firings is her current "record"). Each glaze firing takes anywhere from five to seven hours, with around two days of cooling time before being removed from the kiln.
McGregor Dunn is active in the arts community. She founded and was President of Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE) and is a member of numerous art organizations. Additionally she designs websites and manages social media for a variety of profit and non-profit groups.
During the Studio Tour
Payment Types Accepted
Janet accepts checks, charge and cash!
404-290-3638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
614 Lester Road
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Janet's studio is located between Fayetteville and Peachtree City and sandwiched between Hwy 54, Ebenezer Church and Redwine Roads.
From Peachtree City: Hwy. 54 toward Fayetteville. Turn right onto Robinson Road. Turn Left onto Spear Road, then Right onto Ebenezer --- then make an immediate LEFT onto Ebenezer Church Road. When you cross a small bridge on a curve get ready to turn LEFT onto Lester Road. The studio is on the right, marked with signs. (Alternately, if you do NOT turn on Robinson you can continue down to Ebenezer Road, make a right, continue to Ebenezer Church Road on the left and pick up directions above).
From Fayetteville: On 85 turn onto Beauregard Blvd, which turns into Redwine Road when you go around the roundabout. Continue on Redwine to Ebenezer Church on your right. Turn Right. Lester Road is the 2nd road on the right.
Not as a rule. Janet used to teach but life has gotten so busy she is currently not offering classes.
Before and After the Tour
Janet is happy to sell by appointment. She also does numerous art shows in the Southeast region, many in the Atlanta area. Visit her website or Facebook page to keep up with her shows and other open studio events she holds during the year.
Janet's art can be found in numerous galleries and collections to include:
Dogwood Gallery, Tallapoosa, GA
Decatur Fine Art Gallery, Decatur, GA
Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, Carrollton, GA
Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, Macon, GA
Markay Gallery, Marietta, GA
Upper Westside Connection, Atlanta, GA
Higher Art Gallery, Traverse City, Michigan
Arts Clayton, Jonesboro, GA