Jane trained at Camberwell College of Art and at the Royal College of Art and has won several awards for her work including the Wedgwood Scholarship for surface design.
Working across a range of making methods; throwing, jolleying, casting and hand-building, pieces are designed to stand alone or as part of a set. Colour plays a central role in Jane’s work and she is greatly inspired by patterns found in nature and landscape, notably in France the Caribbean and the Isle of Wight. Her research over the last twenty years has led her to develop a particular personal glaze palette, which is expressive of this love of nature. Surface designs are applied using paper resist and sgraffito and then enhanced with rich earthenware translucent glazes with evocative pattern names based on the places that inspired them. ‘Aquitaine’ turquoise, ‘Loire’ green and ‘Carcassonne’ Blue are all in France where Jane lived and worked before setting up her studio in the UK.
Her work features in the permanent collections of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and The British Council Ceramic Collection at Aberystwyth University. In 2018, she was elected Master of The Art Workers Guild. Jane is represented and exhibited in France, the Netherlands, USA and Japan.