Jane Shellenbarger was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1964. She was a CORE student at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina from 1987-1989. Jane received her B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Following graduate school, she worked as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT 1996-97. She established her studio pottery, Mill Station Pottery, in rural Hale, Michigan in 1997. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in the School for American Crafts. She has taught at at Northern Michigan University, Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Northern Iowa, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Jane has exhibited her work in several galleries around the country including; Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Lacoste Gallery, Lill Street, AKAR Gallery, Sante Fe Clay, Philadelphia Clay Studio, Red Lodge Clay Center and Baltimore Clayworks among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and The University Museum, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.