Jan Kierzkowski is an Australian mixed- media artist who is drawn to the use of assemblage to express most of her current concepts, although she also enjoys working with paint, clay, glass,cloth, book arts and jewellery making-whatever best expresses her ideas at the time.
She studied at Sydney College of the Arts and while raising her family has been involved in children’s and adult education, ran a leadlight studio with her husband, has worked as an artist in residence and teacher’s assistant at a primary school and enjoys exhibiting her work.
Jan helps students to find and embrace their creativity during her classes and workshops and teaches them the value of rediscovering how to play to get the most out of their artistic expression.
Conversation with the Maker(CWTM) Did you always envision a life as an artist?
Jan Kierzkowski (JK) Yes, I think so, it just took a bit of time to feel I had earned the label of “artist”.