The themes in my work are autobiographical and narrative. I am influenced by cultures that recognize the importance of animals by depicting them in mythical, archetypal or symbolic legends. My current body of sculptural ceramics uses household objects that represent the fragility of domestic relationships, the importance placed on what people collect, and the illusive nature of memories. By using figures and animals these narratives also portray the diversity of life that enhances our humanity through co-existence.
Janice Kluge (Professor Emeritus since 2007) was former Chair, and Professor of Sculpture at University Of Alabama at Birmingham, where she taught collaboratively within the Department of Art and Art History, School of Education, Department of Anthropology, Center for Urban Affairs, and the UAB Honors Program. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kluge has exhibited and lectured extensively at regional, national and international venues, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts, in Washington D.C. and most recently in North Carolina, St. Louis, Italy, and Chile. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections and has been pictured and reviewed in many national publications.