Monday, January 11, 2010

Old Farm house Gathering Market Monday

As all of you know, I am a happy and proud member of a wonderful group of craftspeople and folk artists on Esty, named Old Farmhouse Gathering. It is a joy to share their work with others. Today, I am featuring Jan Coffey of Coffey House.

As Jan says,"Hi, my name is Jan Coffey. I'm a self-taught artist/designer. I've had two instructional painting books published, as well as having my designs in several magazines since 1998. I've been selling my work for over 15 years. Although I enjoy doing mostly primitive folk art style designs, I love to try various mediums, including mixed media collage and doll making. Painted Panache by Joann Y Wheeler. I choose that name because that's the name I have had my business under since I began painting porcelain in 1986. Panache is defined as distinctive and stylish elegance.The word seemed to fit especially with my hand painted porcelain.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Since February 2007

3. What type of items do you offer?

My shop features handpainted porcelain (china painting), decorative painting on wood and glass, and miniature art (ACEO's) in various mediums.

4. How long have you been crafting?

For at least 30 years.

5. Who or What inspires you?

Nature. I love to paint flowers and animals. God inspires me. I enjoy doing religious paints as well. And i'm one of those people who cannot paint unless inspired by something.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I can't say that I have one thing that is my absolute favorite. Every time I get one, it seems like someone buys it! However, I do tend to favor my handpainted porcelain because I believe it's one of those things that you can pass down for generations to come.

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)


Please take the time to visit her etsy store at:


  1. I love Jan's designs, now I know where I can find the patterns, so off to look at the links.


  2. You are right---she is great and happy to have helped you!!!!