Jan Grove
Clay Sculpture
Jan Grove was born in Hamburg, in 1930. After learning the craft from his parents, Gerd and Lu Grove, he studied formally. He became a Certified Master of Art Pottery in 1956, and worked and designed for ceramics factories and studios in Germany. After operating his own studio for a while, he went to Turkey.
Jan in studio, 1993 Cyclops Family, 1994
Couple, 1989 Dance of the Tripods, 1992 Martian, 1972
Dancers, 1990

In Istanbul, Jan became a teacher and Head of the ceramic division of the School of Applied Fine Arts, Tatbiki Guzel Sanatlar Yuksek Okulu, from 1960-1965.

After coming to Canada he taught pottery from 1966-1968 at the University of Victoria, and acted as an outreach instructor for the Emily Carr College of Art and Design 1980-1994.

Since his arrival in Canada, he has been a prominent artisan and sculptor in Victoria, BC, Canada.


Arguement, 1996