JANE MALVISI  BA Hons

Born in  South Wales Graduated in 2000 - 1st class Honours Ceramics U.W.I.C. Howard Gardens, Cardiff.

 


 




Jane accepts commisions for statues of saints for churches, but mainly works in Raku. She uses a slip resist technique - "Naked Raku" - slip and glaze are applied to the once fired pot, then refried; removed from kiln when the glaze is molten, the glaze cracks with the cold air, placed into sawdust and sealed to make a reduction chamber - the carbon is sucked into the cracks. Later, the glaze is removed, leaving only the magic of the smoke. Alternatively, when a thin layer of metal oxide is applied and reduced, producing beautiful lustre's as the oxide returns to its original metal e.g. copper. All the work is wheel thrown, and mostly Limoges Porclain is used.  

 

Considerably involved in voluntary work in Albania and Kosovo. From 2001 to  2004 lived in Albania managing an education-teaching centre - set up a pottery as an income source for 12 people. 2004 Zambia Voluntary work,- Re-establishing Pottery skills in remote villages. 2005 & 2008 Botswana income generating for disabled, advisory pottery manager. 

 

Teaching   Each Tuesday class are from 10am to 12   -1pm to 3  -6pm to 8pm.

 Work shops in Raku  and hand building in paper clay are available

 

EXHIBITED :

CPA's Setting Out Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics, London

Designer Craft - Mall Galleries, London.

The Majlis Gallery. DUBAI