With a life-long love of pottery, Jan Harris lives a life of art. After a significant period of teaching art, Jan tried her hand in art administration and traveled throughout North Carolina setting up and jurying arts and crafts shows. These experiences gave Jan the knowledge she needed to open her own studio, Dragonfly Ridge. There is a sense of spontaneity in her art because she is constantly changing and challenging herself which includes hand building her pottery rather than using a wheel, using porcelain and hand painting animals and birds on the pottery.