Jean Evanishen is a Summerland creator with a focus on pottery. A former teacher and school counsellor, she is a firm believer in the calming effects of creativity, and the inspiration provided by creative efforts.
Jean is a member of the DeVine Art Group, and is a dedicated volunteer and board member of the Summerland Community Arts Council.
Much of Jean's work reflects her Ukrainian heritage, and she is inspired by ethnic pottery designs from ancient times.
"Fashioning useful and decorative objects out of clay gives me a connection to my spiritual self. It's not the product, but the process. If others, however, like and appreciate my work, that's a bonus."