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Hi there! I am Janel of JeraLuna. I came up with the name many many years ago when I discovered runes and fell in love with them.

"Jera" means harvest. After hard work reaping the rewards of the harvest. And Luna is Moon.
So we have HarvestMoon... it is my favorite Neil Young song too!

I love to experiment with lots of different clay bodies from porcelain, red mesa, lowfire white, and raku. There are so many beautiful bodies of clay to work with.

I go through cycles with each body of clay. I tend to work more with porcelain and lowfire in the winter months and raku fire in the spring and summer so items in my shop will reflect that cycle.

I took my first ceramics class in high school that…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 19
  • Joined July 29, 2006

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paint, wire, glaze, beads, copper wire, kiln, raku, hemp, sterling silver

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About

Hi there! I am Janel of JeraLuna. I came up with the name many many years ago when I discovered runes and fell in love with them.

"Jera" means harvest. After hard work reaping the rewards of the harvest. And Luna is Moon.
So we have HarvestMoon... it is my favorite Neil Young song too!

I love to experiment with lots of different clay bodies from porcelain, red mesa, lowfire white, and raku. There are so many beautiful bodies of clay to work with.

I go through cycles with each body of clay. I tend to work more with porcelain and lowfire in the winter months and raku fire in the spring and summer so items in my shop will reflect that cycle.

I took my first ceramics class in high school that was the 80's. I had an excentric teacher Ms. Kim who let us experiment a lot in class she was awesome we made some funky things let me tell you!
In college I continued taking ceramics and had another awesome teacher who let me make my first ceramic beads.
They were beautiful to me if a bit rough around the edges... I still have those beads somewhere and they kept their hold on me.

Though the years the pull to make ceramic beads kept nagging at me until one day a few years back I signed up for another ceramics class.

I found myself with yet again another great excentric teacher who when I told him why I was taking the class at first raised his eyebrows at me but as the semester continued he really encouraged me to experiment.

Oohh when he taught me how to raku my beads that was fantastic and a whole new world opened up.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have anymore questions about the process I use or anything else just send me a convo!

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