Jayne's work is based on her love of aerial landscapes, the inspiration
of which has been drawn from her observations made during travels
through large land masses, the boundaries of which, when viewed from
the air become "obvious" but "blurred and ragged." Even though many of
them are man-made, in this context they emphasize the interaction
between humans and the natural environment.
The wall pieces and sculptural vessels are made from a blended mixture of recycled shredded paper and white stoneware clay. The paper gives the virgin clay greater strength and manipulative properties and thus enables more fragile structures to be produced where ordinary clay would collapse. The paper clay can be ripped and torn creating irregular textural edges, and drawn or embossed as normal paper.
She uses a subtle earthy palette of glazes and oxides to represent a relationship between line and form through a combination of mark-making and layering effects.
Her quest to constantly delight our visual senses with reminders of our original roots continues...
Framed wall pieces and sculptural vessels in white stoneware clay & paper pulp.
Work generally available from:
Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts, Suffolk
Brazen head Gallery, Norfolk
Blue Moon Gallery, Kent
Crew Yard Art Gallery, Nottingham
Cry of the Gulls, Cornwall
Cedar Farm Gallery, Lancashire
Ocean Contemporary, Cornwall
Old Courthouse Gallery, Cumbria
The Gallery Upstairs, Warwickshire
The New Studio, Buckinghamshire
The Praed Gallery, Cornwall
The Foal Yard, Worcester
Philomena’s Art House, Cumbria
Viridian Gallery, Cumbria
Oriel-y-felin Gallery, Trefin, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Painted glazes and oxides and fired to 1240ºC in electric kiln.
Jayne studied at Chichester University where she gained a B.A (Hons) in
Fine Art and it was during this period that she concentrated on
combining the textural effect of various handmade papers with the
visual appeal of landscapes to create the images of the isolated beauty
in our immediate surroundings. The rolling furrows in a newly ploughed
chalk escarpment are very typical of the inspirational reflections in
In 1997 Jayne became resident artist at Torquil Pottery in Henley-in-Arden where she has continued to employ the texturally appealing effect of rough torn paper in combination with various clays of the earth, and thus establish her ideas in the permanent media of ceramics.