I’m a community artist, celebrant and cultural creative collaborating in creating a world of respect, joy and beauty.
About Art Tiles
Artist Janice Walrafen creates handmade decorative relief tile, murals, and sculptures from clay in her studio in East Montpelier, Vermont. Inspired by her love and connection to the diversity and beauty of nature, she creates handmade one-of–a-kind and multiple tile by carving into moist clay, creating a subtle relief image in the clay giving it a dimensional and textural quality.
At work in the studio
More about Janice
Janice resides along the Winooski River in Plainfield Vermont among the wise white pine, sweet cedar, fiddleheads, cattails, wild and domestic creatures that share her home and garden; red squirrel, crow, turkey, deer, jay, merganser, fox, owl, mink, weasel, otter, chickadee, yellow finch, grouse, woodpecker, goose, duck, canine, and human friends. She grew up in the Senoran desert of Arizona with her artist/potter mother and two sisters. She takes after her mom and makes a living as an artist, making handmade tile and sculpture from clay, teaching art to people of all ages, creating masked costumes and large street puppets, coordinating seasonal pageants and parades in Montpelier, the State Capital.
Janice co-creates AllTogetherNow! Community Arts Center in East Montpelier, with Ellen Leonard. Ellen is the director of the awesome preschool at AllTogetherNow!. Together they are co-directors of AllTogetherNow! Corp, a 501(3)c non-profit arts organization producing youth summer camps and community seasonal pageants, parades and puppet shows. Art Tiles’ clay studio, and Janice’s art classroom, puppets and community gardens reside at AllTogetherNow! Community Arts Center. The mission is to be an inspiration and model for sustainable living and celebration. Visit our website at: alltogethernowvt.org.