Jane Yang D'Haene

Jane Yang D'Haene creates stoneware vessels drawn upon her Korean heritage. Though descended from traditional ceramic forms, such as the dal hang-ari or Moon Jar, D'Haene's vessels depart from this history as she experiments with surface, lending her work a sculptural quality. Diverging from the smooth white exterior of the original vessels, D'Haene employs a variety of glazes and techniques to create texture, movement and tonal shifts. In doing so, D'Haene creates planetary forms, mimicking the earth from which the clay itself is drawn.

 

Born in South Korea, Jane Yang-D'Haene draws upon her cultural heritage to create unexpected ceramic work. After moving to New York City in 1984, D'Haene attended the Cooper Hewitt School of Architecture from 1988 to 1992. Since beginning her work in ceramics in 2016, D'Haene has experimented with form and function, quickly establishing herself as an artist capable of innovating the medium. She is currently working on furniture, lighting, tableware, and many varieties of vessels.  She truly believes all can be made in clay. D'haene lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn, NY.