• Bachelor of Fine Art, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, Dec. 2008
  • Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, 1997-1999



  • Oliver Art Center.  Korvan, Fortuna, Songer.  Frankfort, MI.  (three-person exhibition)


  •  Clay Gallery.  Natura.  Ann Arbor, MI.  (three-person exhibition)


  • Clay Gallery, Lush: New Works by Janelle Songer, Ann Arbor, MI (solo)
  • Barrett Clay Works, 2nd Annual National Cup Show, Poughkeepsie, NY; Juried by Ayumi Hori
  • Lillstreet Art Center, Bowl Me Over, Chicago, IL (juried)
  • MCAA, Michigan Ceramics Show 2010, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing MI; Juried by Michaelene Walsh
  • Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Michigan Ceramics, Rochester, MI (juried)


  • MCAAMichigan Ceramics 2008, Kalamazoo Art Institute, Kalamazoo, and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Juried by: Bonnie Seeman
  • Detroit Artist Market, Summer Craft Market, Detroit, MI (invitational)  
  • Detroit Artist MarketSpirit of Paint by Numbers, Detroit, MI (group)
  • Siena Heights University, The North American Cup Show, Adrian, MI (juried/group)


  • Detroit Artist Market, Holiday Show, Detroit, MI (juried/group)
  • Womencenter, Oakland Community College, From Our Perspective, Farmington Hills, MI (juried/group)
  • Detroit Artist MarketCeramics Exhibition, Detroit, MI (juried/group)
  • Ann Arbor Art CenterMembers Only, Ann Arbor, MI (juried/group)


  • Functional Pottery Award, Michigan Ceramics Show 2010, Michigan Ceramic Art Association
  • Student Award, Michigan Ceramics 2008, Michigan Ceramic Art Association
  • Dean’s Choice Academic Gifts, College for Creative Studies, 2008
  • 2008 Michigan Ceramic Art Association Scholarship Award
  •  2008 Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship, NCECA
  • Higher Education Partners Program Scholarship, Penland School of Craft, 2007


  • Studio Potter, 2008 – present
  • Gallery Assistant, Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI, 2008
  • Ceramic Studio Technician, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, 2007- 2008
  • Teaching Assistant,  2007 Michigan Mud, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.