Jane Sheppard

Big Earth Jar JS551Y11

This smoke-fired vessel is coil-built and finished with copper leaf. Jane’s work is inspired by time spent in Africa absorbing the spiritual qualities of clay use there.

£2,400.00 £2,164.11 outside the UK PRODUCT CODE:JS551Y11




45 cm


45 cm



Firing Technique:

smoke fired


Hand Built, Coil Built

In Stock
About this maker

Jane is a self-taught ceramicist and began coiling and smoke firing over 30 years ago. She worked for many years as a lecturer in art specialising in ceramics and finds inspiration in neolithic landscapes and artefact.  Living on the Somerset/ Wiltshire border provides rich source material.

The meditative simplicity of coiling is a fundamental part of her practice.  Jane is fascinated by the universality of clay and how it lies at the heart of the human experience.  She travelled widely in Africa researching the spiritual use of clay and visiting remote pottery communities, running workshops in the Namibia and Kalahari deserts with funding from the British Council.