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Jane Stirzaker-EvansImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Suncroft, 23 Bath Road, Worthing, West Sussex, England, BN11 3PA. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)7905 113415
Email:
Web-site: www.jsljewels.co.uk
Availability: Please phone first.
Joined on: 2011-04-12
Last Updated: 2012-05-31

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

The clean, uncomplicated lines of Scandinavian fashion influence my work, with simple touches of colour, allowing the beauty of the porcelain its own expression.  

Nature is another source of inspiration. Living by the sea, the influences of the moon and tides are reflected, particularly in the glazing. The curves of the human form fascinate and the challenge is to produce pieces which adorn and enhance them. Having taught dance, I try to captivate a sense of movement in some pieces. 

A range for weddings, and all special occasions, has proved popular! 

Porcelain comes from the earth, and as it warms on the skin a connection is made, forming a very special relationship between artwork and wearer.

Current Work and Availability

Current Work and Availability

Porcelain and silver pieces of artwork to wear, including necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, anklets and cufflinks. 

Choice of jewellery is very much an individual's fashion statement. The uniqueness of each individual is valued greatly and shown in the commitment not to replicate any piece, so the owner can be confident that her/his jewel is also unique.

Work Available from:
Koruarts Gallery Medstead, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5JF www.koruarts.co.uk
Forge Gallery, Walburton, Arundel, West Sussex www.forgegallerywalberton.co.uk

Various nationwide art and ceramic fairs (see website for updated details)

Technical Information

Technical Information

A range of porcelains, including Limoges, Audrey Blackman and Royale are used to achieve differing hues, to complement skin tones. Pieces are bisque fired to 1000° C in an electric kiln.

A range of glazes are used, Botz being a favourite, and pieces are slowly taken up to 1260°C and soaked there for 30 minutes. After glazing,  Art Silver Clay , which is .999 silver, more pure than sterling silver, is painted on to decorate some pieces and also sgraffito technique is used, to create designs.

These pieces are then fired a 3rd time in the same kiln, rising to 750°C.

Background History

Background History

History – Born a Cheshire cat in 1954 and lived in Buxton, Derbyshire.

First career in teaching sport, dance and English and spent 6 years early in my career teaching in Sweden. There, in an evening class, fell in love with porcelain and played with it in adult education classes on and off for many years.

Retired as Quality and Development Officer for Richmond upon Thames` Learning Disability Services in 2006. Then moved to Worthing where the workshop is close to the sea-front.

Basically self taught as a ceramic artist with a lifelong interest in colour and texture. Currently working as a Quality Assurance and Management consultant, a Yoga teacher and ceramic artist!

A member of London Potters and committee member of the Southern Ceramics Group. 

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2005 Sept - Karen Taylor Contemporary Art Gallery.
2005 Dec - Par Ici Gallery, Twickenham.
2006 May - Orleans House, Richmond upon Thames.
2007 Oct - Portsmouth City Gallery & Museum, Hampshire. 
2008 Jan - Sussex Art Fair, Worthing.
2008 April - Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury, Wilts.hire.
2008 Aug - 'Potfest in the Pens' Penrith, Cumbria 
2008 Sept - 'Potfest South-West' Frome, Somerset -2007 &  2008
2008 Nov -  Brooks Studios, Worthing.
2008 Dec - Jan 09 - 'Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition', Worthing Art Gallery & Museum.
2009 May - Brighton Festival Open Houses, East Sussex are.
2009 May - Rottingdean Open Houses, East Sussex. 
2009 June -  Landmark Midsummer Art Fair, West London.
2009 Oct - Festival of Crafts, Farnham, Surrey.
2009 Dec -  Forge Gallery, Walburton, Arundel, West Sussex.
2010 June -  Landmark Midsummer Art Fair, West London.
2010 July - Artists and Makers Festival, Worthing..
2010 Oct - Jan  2011' Crafted Fired and Blown', Worthing Art Gallery and Museum.
2010 Dec  - Morley Gallery, London SE1.

Published References

Published References

Ceramics and Fashion, London Potters magazine August 2008

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Jewellery