I work in response to my surroundings, the ordinary and everyday of urban life, where I find an accidental poetry that is often overlooked.
My hope is to translate some of what I see and to allow others to share the quiet beauty I find in these humble things.
I take an experimental approach to ceramic processes and materials to create objects with surfaces that apparently carry the traces of time or reflect the colours and textures of neglect.  


 

Q & A with Jane:

1. How old are you?
43

2. Where did you train?
University of Westminster (Harrow)

3. What inspired you to become an artist?
I started doing pottery night classes as a hobby and didn't want to stop.  My eureka moment was at a big ceramics fair when I realised the real difference between me and the people showing was that they had put the hours, days, years in.  So I applied to uni and gave up my job in IT.

4. What is Art?
Almost anything can be art, I think its more interesting to ask 'Is it good art?'

5. If you weren't an artist what would you be?
I've been working on my Oscar acceptance speech since I was very small.

6. If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
You mainly regret the things you don't do.

7. Tell me three things not many people know about you.
1) My favourite cocktail is a Negroni
2) I once had a job in a circus (I was just an usher but it sounds good!)
3) I don't like the colour blue.

8.  If you had a superpower what would it be and why?
Mind Control!!