Established in 2016, East2WestPottery creates beautiful works of art for everyday use.


Janina started her Art career baking cakes in 2008. In 2014 she decided to explore other mediums by pursuing her Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. While at UNCW her emphasis was MIG welding steel sculptures and the relationship they played with non metal materials. After taking her second wheel throwing class, Janina's art trajectory shifted from steel to clay.


Ceramic Artist


2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

B.A., Studio Arts

2001 San Diego Miramar College, San Diego, CA

A.S., Business Management, Mortgage Brokerage and Banking


Studio General Manager, Ceramic Instructor

2017- Present | Clay by the Bay | San Francisco, CA

Arts and Programs Department, Intern

2015 | University of North Carolina Wilmington | Wilmington, NC

Design Concept

2014 | B'Nai Israel Temple, Stain Glass Window, Commission | Wilmington, NC

Art Editor

2014-2013 | Atlantis Magazine | Wilmington, NC

Design and Application

2012 | Cameron School of Business, Mural Project | Wilmington, NC



2015 Senior Art Exhibition, UNCW Cultural Arts Building Gallery, Wilmington, NC

(Group Show)             

2015 Atlantis Magazine, "Chola", Wilmington, NC (Press)

2014 All Student Show, UNCW Boseman Gallery, Wilmington, NC


Other Education

2017-2016 Civic Arts Center, Walnut Creek, CA

Sodium Vapor

2015 Tri-State Sculptors Conference, Wilmington, NC

Metal Forging, Aluminum Molds

2014 Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC

Metal Forging