Janet Richardson-Baughman earned her BFA from Central Michigan University and received an MFA in ceramics from Indiana State University in 1977.
After graduation, she taught college and began her studio career. Continuing her ceramic work, she developed a series of elegant vessels, contemporary sculptures and large-scale handmade tile for the walls. “My work is architecturally influenced,” says Richardson- Baughman, “my father was an architect, and I grew up surrounded by line and shape.” Her work is a sophisticated blend of form, color and rhythm. When creating a piece she “visualizes the lines and color as a poem in motion.”