Jane introduced herself and showed examples of work and cards. She then told members about herself and working process.
She creates work in 3 medias; painting on silk, watercolour but is best known for her ceramic sculptures which are often from her imagination.
She has a Studio and Gallery in her back garden.
In her foundation year at teacher training college she met Ifor Freeman a ceramic sculptor. She
changed careers 7 years ago, after losing mum and best friend to cancer, and became a full time professional Artist.
She uses school clay, which when fired turns biscuit colour, then she adds colour if required.
Work is started by building solid form, when it's almost finished she take a Cheese wire to hollow it it out like a melon and then put it back together like a 3d jigsaw puzzle.
It then dries out before putting in the kiln. When dried she decides whether to add colour.
The Plinths are source locally to which the sculptures are added.
She won episode 15, series 1 on BBC1 program 'Home is where the Art is.' This was viewed by over 1million people and she won with a ceramic sculpture head.
She also works with 'Artistsinc' .. with Miker Art and has collaborated on memorial art where we incorporate the ashes into their artwork.
Members were they able to watch her working with the clay to produce this sculpture.
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