Glyph Designs is the business name and overarching embodiment of all the collections created by ceramic artist, Janine Sopp, whose design roots began in menswear and textile design. After leaving the fashion industry, Janine set out on a journey of self-discovery across Europe and ultimately Morocco, Janine uncovered her deeper artistic vision and her desire to work with the medium of clay. Because of the diverse nature of clay and the unlimited creative possibilities, Janine found it a perfect way to give visual voice to a variety of design styles. The common thread that seems to hold true in every collection is
that of the “glyph”, the ornamental groove, the marking, the ensizing, the written or inscribed symbol.
Most of the collections Janine has created have been influenced by her travels and her passion for color and light. Each collection reflects a different way to communicate, whether through marks, texture, pattern, line, juxtaposition of opposites, form or repetition. Janine often creates in series as a way to tell a visual story, often mapping
emotions or experiences that reflect universal and unspoken knowing. The power of the line, of the circle, of time and of space. The vibration of color and familiar forms that stimulate the unconscious mind and connect us to the collective source. These themes find their way into the ceramic pieces that are constantly growing and evolving.
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