Cover Artist Jan Mitchell
For Jan Mitchell-Larsen creating art glass is a wonderful escape into the whimsy. Her bright, colorful and functional glass pieces have a sense of humor and are made to be used.
The colors of Caribbean are captured in each piece and the plates make great accent pieces or exiting dinner ware. She creates a wide range of reasonably priced plates, clocks, frames and Christmas ornaments. For the past 16 years Jan has made Christmas ornaments for the White House Tree of Peace and for the last three years ornaments for the Oval Office.
Jan Mitchell-Larsen majored in dimensional design at the Philadelphia College of Art followed by an Artist-in-Residency at the Croyden College of Art in London.
Her bronze sculpture "The Lady of Justice" commissioned by the Federal-Art-In- Architecture program is featured in the book "Representing Justice" by Yale University. It stands at the entrance of the Federal Court House on St. Croix. Her other bronze sculptures include a bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt for Roosevelt Park, a memorial bronze of Ltc. David Canagata for the National Guard and a bust of Verne Richards for Veterans Park.
In 2007 Jan Mitchell-Larsen was inducted into the Virgin Islands Women's Hall of fame.
Jan, along with her husband Steffen Larsen, have set up a sophisticated water jet workshop and together they have developed several new techniques in the art of fusing glass.
In her spare time she enjoys knitting.
Mitchell-Larsen Studio, Company Street, Christiansted. Phone: (340) 719-1000. www.mitchelllarsenstudio.com