A Michigan native, Janet Richardson Baughman earned her BFA from Central Michigan University and received a MFA in ceramics from Indiana State University. After graduation, she returned to Michigan and taught art in local colleges for several years while continuing her studio work. She developed a series of elegant vessels, contemporary sculptures and large three-dimensional clay tile “paintings” that were met with much success. Her work was recognized by national representation and it was time to become a full time studio artist.
When Janet joined with her artist husband, John Baughman, they opened Marshwood Studios and she expanded her media to include pastels. From that time on, she devoted herself to developing an impressive range of work in mixed media, collage and painting. Whether the subject is abstract, floral or landscape, she brought the same sophisticated understanding of line, texture and shape of her ceramic work to the surfaces of paper and canvas.