The Works in Bronze and Terracotta

Jan works primarily in bronze and clay.

The question of which medium to use depends on the intended purpose of the sculpture; typically a commissioned portrait of a family member or pet intended as a commemorative piece will be a one-off in clay, whereas a more prestigious piece for exhibition by a collector will be cast in bronze.

Price is also not an unimportant factor, and many purchasers who want a sculpture depicting a family member for their own contemplation prefer the medium of terra-cotta or clay; when fired and in normal careful hands this is extremely durable.