Janet Macpherson earned her Bachelor degree in philosophy from York University in 1996, and studied ceramics at Sheridan College. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University, where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and taught in the ceramics area for three years. Janet employs mold-making and slip-casting techniques to make small porcelain figures of animals and hybrid beings influenced by medieval marginalia and Christian iconography. She has exhibited her work in Canada, and extensively in the U.S. She has been the recipient of the David E. Davis Award for Artistic Excellence at the Sculpture Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, The Best in Category for Ceramics at The 51st Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and was nominated for the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award, which was held at The Gardiner Museum in Toronto in September 2012. Recently Janet held the position of visiting artist/faculty at Sheridan College, and is currently an artist-in-residence in the Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre.