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Memorial Windchime (2003)

When Jan’s parents died, she placed some of their ashes beneath trees in her neighborhood park, but also reserved some ashes for a ceramics work that she could keep as a personal memorial. Rolling a variety of stoneware clays to paper thinness, Jan tore the clay sheets and pressed in ashes, then curved and pierced the forms. After firing she created pendants with the plates by threading them through with monofilament and suspending them from a rack created from tree branches from her garden. The windchime “speaks” to her from just outside her window.