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
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
CPA's Setting Out Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics,
Designer Craft - Mall Galleries,
The Majlis Gallery.