Janis Mars Wunderlich received her BFA from Brigham Young University in Utah and her MFA from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Wunderlich has been represented in more than 70 national and international exhibitions in the past five years including Confrontational Clay at the American Craft Museum, NY; NCECA Clay National, Las Vegas; and Heim und Handwerk, Munich Convention Hall, Munich, Germany. She notes, “Children’s literature is a big influence in my work, from Peter Rabbit and Curious George to the Wild Things and Grimm’s fairy tales. …These stories, much like my sculptures, are filled with animalistic creatures who provoke the mind to look beyond reality into the realm of imagination.”