Janet Ontko designs and creates ceramic plaques for use indoors and out. She makes her own glazes and fires them in a gas kiln. She hand presses clay into the mold, and finishes the back by hand. When the clay is dry enough, the plaque falls out of the mold. She then finish and trim the sides. They are left to dry completely then glazed and fired. Each one has a plastic coated hanging wire fixed to the back. The style of the plaques are reminisce of the old McCoy, Hull and Roseville styles from the craftsman era. See more.