Working mainly on the pottery wheel with Australian made porcelain, Jane’s hand thrown southern ice porcelain vessels in tight classical forms represent the structured and strict family life imposed on women from early history. The hand polished and eroded, yet sensual surface created by shellac resist, indicates the breaking away from the bonds and the discovery of a world beyond – a softer, easier life illustrated through the muted, earthy tones that are revealed.
I draw inspiration from colours, textures and patterns from within nature and the natural environment and from the effects that nature has on manmade items. My work is also influenced by a long interest in Archaeology and Palaeontology and the strata layers in which the remaining shards, remnants and artefacts have been encased. These influences have led me to speculate that, the death of a living organism- or demise of a culture- is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning of the removal of outer layers to reveal innermost secrets.
For me, these artefacts have become a part of the earth and gained an artistic beauty with the passing of time and effects of weathering, erosion and decay.
These beliefs, linked with my admiration of nature and its intricacies’, juxtapose within my work creating tensions between the order and structure of human civilization and the random effects of nature.
Ameba, Memory, Leaf – wheel thrown porcelain, shellac resist decoration, clear glaze, Microwave and dishwasher safe, may be cleaned with household cleaners, including cream cleansers, full strength bleach and scourers.
Watercolour, Wildflower, Carved Leaf, Coral, Flame vase, Erosion, – slipcast porcelain, watercolour and acid decoration. Functional vase. May be cleaned with most household cleaners, including cream cleansers, full strength bleach and scourers.