About Curriculum Vitae

2410 6th Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
(727) 612-4110

Jan Richardson has been creating ceramic art for over half a century. From her roots in functional pottery to extraterrestrial-inspired abstract wall pieces, Jan’s art spans genres and generations. Her curiosity and career in clay have led her across the globe. From Santa Barbara to La Meridiana to the basement of the Natural History Museum in Beijing, Jan finds inspiration in the places where utility meets humanity. In her current work, her early love of indigenous art and geometric pattern marries the inescapable potter’s urge to create the vessel. Jan’s newest works are no longer simply functional objects, but vessels to carry the imagination to the farthest reaches of the universe. Not content to remain a practicing artist, Jan has also been a teacher, member, and promoter of her local ceramics communities throughout her sixty year career.


  • UCSB – Santa Barbara, CA 1956 – 1960
    Ceramic Arts, Design
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1972 – 1975
  • HCC- Hagerstown, Maryland, 1976- 1978
  • Studio Manager, Student
  • Penland School of Craft, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, 1990
  • Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
    Ceramic Arts, 2007 – 2013
  • International Institute of Ceramics at La Meridiana, Certaldo, Italy
    2007, 2010, 2012, 2016
  • Workshops and classes at Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida


  • Les Eleves and Jaana Avant Garde Boutiques and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, 1965 -1970
    Owned and operated, designer and fabricator of distinct, handmade clothing and accessories, gallery showcased work by jewelers, potters, sandal makers, other clothing designers, painters, sculptors
  • Windy Meadows Pottery, 1977 – present
    Hand-built stoneware architectural caricatures, internationally collected, employed 50 local women, displayed and awarded in shows all over the U.S.
  • Epcot Center, artist in residence, Orlando, Florida, 1998
  • Frederick Festival of the Arts Board Frederick, Maryland, 1994 -2006
    Festival Chairman – 12 years
    Vice President – 1 year
  • Peninsula Arts Association, Long Beach Peninsula, Washington, 2006 – 2014
    Executive Board
    Fall Art Show Chairman
    Chairperson First Annual Studio Tour
    Artist Showcase, March 2016, November 2016, December 2016, March 2017
    Events Committee Chairman 2018
  • University of Indianapolis, 2006
    Glaze Storm
  • Oregon Potters Showcase, 2013, 2014
    Demo Artist
  • The Clay Lady, Nashville, TN, 2016
    Camp David


  • Morean Center for Clay, 2017 – 2021
    Instructor, Hand Building and Paper Clay
  • Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, 2017 – 2021
    Workshop presenter
  • UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1995
    Workshop Presenter
  • AMACO Clay, 1986 and 1992
    Invited Artist/Workshop Presenter
  • Peninsula Clay Artists Annual Show 2009 -2013
    Workshop Presenter
  • Bay Avenue Gallery, Ocean Park, Washington, 2016 – 2017
    Workshop presenter


  • Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, – Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1993 – present
    Juried Member
  • Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida
    Studio Member, Teacher
  • Chihuly Collection Museum Shop, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Florida Craft Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Florida
  • ARTicles by Leslie Curran, St. Petersburg, Florida


  • Buyers’ Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, 1990
    Niche Award
  • Morean Arts Center, St Petersburg, Florida 2014 – 2018
    Honorable Mention 2016 and 2018
  • “Stretching the Flame “ Astoria Dragon Kiln, Riversea Gallery, Astoria Oregon, July 2014
  • “Mud and Fire” Peninsula Clay Artists, Ilwaco, Washington, 2009- 2014
  • “Bugging Out” Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Juried Members Group Show 2016
  • “Looking In, Looking Out” Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    Juried Members Group Show, 2017
  • Dunedin fine Arts Center Members Show, Spring 2017 Merit Award
  • Florida Craft Art Members Show, 2015 and 2017
  • Art BethEl Invitational, Temple BethEl, St Petersburg, Florida 2017 – 2018
  • CONSTRUCT: Invitational Exhibit, AIA Gallery, USF School of Architecture Gallery, Palmetto Art Center, Tampa, Florida, 2017
  • Dunedin Fine Arts Center Invitational, Christmas Show, 2017
  • Dunedin Fine Arts Center Members Show BEST IN SHOW 2018
  • “Dolls and Where They Live” Florida Craft Art, St Petersburg, Florida
    2nd Place, Environment, 2018
  • Morean Arts Center, Members Show Honorable Mention 2018
  • Dunedin Fine Arts Center Invitational, Christmas Show, 2018
  • Christmas Exhibit, Artists of Kenwood, 2018
  • “Trancendental” Joint exhibition with Kimberly Engel, Dunedin Fine Arts Center January 18th – February 12th, 2021
  • Piedmont “Transitions” with Julia Pfaff, 2014


  • Oregon Potters Association, 2006-2014
  • Washington Clay Arts, 2006-2014
  • Valley Craft Network Studio Tour – Founding Member
  • Peninsula Clay Artists, Long Beach Peninsula, Washington, 2007 – present
    Founding Member
  • Florida Craft Art – Juried Member
  • Piedmont Craft Guild – Juried Member
  • Pennsylvania craft guild – Juried Member
  • Michigan Guild Artists and Craftsmen – Juried Member
  • Southern Highlands Craft Guild – Juried Member
  • Warehouse Arts District – Member
  • Morean Arts Center – Member, Teacher
  • NCECA – National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts – Member
  • ICAN-International Ceramic Artists Network – Member