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 11am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm -6pm to 8pm.
£15 including Clay
Work shops in Raku and hand building in paper clay are available full days Saturday or Sundays
CPA's Setting Out Exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics,
Designer Craft - Mall Galleries,
The Majlis Gallery.