Janet Kelman has created sculptural and architectural art glass for over forty years. She studied Chemistry in college and then fell in love with glass, aesthetically as well as the myriad ways in which the medium could be manipulated. In the '70's, she built a glassblowing studio in Royal Oak and sold her Art Deco inspired perfume bottles in galleries all over the country. In 1985, Janet began creating architectural glass art, providing decorative sandblasted doors, windows, and mirrors in her distinctive, delicate style. Recent commissions also include glass mosaics, glass and metal donor walls, large sculptural wall pieces, and lighting. Her work graces homes and businesses across metro Detroit. In 2000, Janet joined WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor as one of the original members. For her solo show, she created her signature “Seafan” series, reflecting the luscious colors and undulating forms of coral reefs. Janet married David Rein in 2008, moved to Ann Arbor, and now works out of a studio she had built in their backyard. In 2013, she created “Radiance,” an eighteen foot wall sculpture for the National Sanitation Foundation in Ann Arbor. She shows her newest work, fused glass wall pieces, at WSG as a Visiting Artist and at Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago.
Janet's ArtPrize Entries
These are Janet's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Janet's Past Work
These are images of past work that Janet has done.