JANNEKE DE JONG RUNS STUDIO jAN.NE.KE, A ONE-PERSON COLLECTIVE MAKING CERAMICS, WEARABLES AND PAPER-RELATED GOODS WITH A PURPOSE. WHAT PURPOSE? GLAD YOU ASKED.
||| BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN ||| An ongoing exploration of acceptance. Part of a wider discovery of 'wabi sabi', the Japanese aesthetic of accepting imperfections and transience. Finding beauty in variation, nurturing a belief that things can be more beautiful for having been broken.
||| LEAVING A MARK ||| Exploring the significance of marks – whether they are left by time, by accident or on purpose.
||| THE VALUE OF VULNERABILITY ||| A conscious effort to be vulnerable, to remain soft whilst finding my way around confidence, acceptance, self-image and what it means to be an artist, a female, a human being.
||| PERMISSION TO PLAY ||| Creating a playground for discovery. Allowing time and space for being a beginner, making mistakes and learning to be okay with whatever happens.
||| SLOW FOCUS ||| Purposefully slowing down and doing things 'the hard way'. Learning to enjoy the process and appreciating the time it takes - without focusing on the result. The more conscious time is spent on something, the more sustainable value it has.
||| MAKERS GONNA MAKE ||| Celebrating the craft of making. Sharing who and what influences me to make, and seeking out inspiring collaborations. Within a trend focusing on makers and their craft, finding the space to educate on process, value, worth, credit and practice.