Jane trained at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, graduating in 1973, and has spent much of her time since then teaching until her recent retirement. The natural world has always been at the root of her inspiration. A keen walker and lover of the great outdoors, she instinctively responds to her surroundings and is currently especially inspired by the coast and rock formations over time. She is fascinated by textural surface qualities and edges and enjoys exploring subtle colour variations that can be achieved through complex layers of treatment, using a range of clay bodies, slips, oxides and glazes when fired to stoneware.
Jane’s bird forms reflect her ongoing love of birds by the exaggeration of their forms, features and movement; their very ‘birdness’. Quirky, often humorous, the essence of their character and behaviour is her chief priority, often making them in pairs or groups, thus enabling ‘conversations’.
Jane’s work has been exhibited widely in the South East and is a finalist for Surrey Artist of the Year 2018.