I find pottery that is different than pots and plates, etc, is extremely creative. Janis focuses her work on what it is like to be an artist and a mother. She creates her pieces to be busy just like her life is. She lets her kids influence her work with "fairytales" as well as the stories she reads them. Her pieces are very character oriented, and remind me of Mother Goose stories and rhymes. They tend to be very busy pieces but very colorful and fun to look at. There is a lot of detail in her work because she works with putting many characters in one specific piece. Even though they are very busy pieces, it shows off her busy lifestyle as she intended it to.