|In the studio I like to do||
Handbuilding, Throwing on the Wheel
Earthenware, Stoneware, Porcelain
Potclays Valentines Vulcan Scarva
so far upto 1280
Amaco potters choice
|You can buy my work from||
My name is Jayne, I think my mother knew I would be an inquisitive soul, that’s ‘why’ there is a Y in my name!
I am rather older than I like, but have much enthusiasm for my work. I only discovered the wonderful world of clay about 5 years ago and have never looked back, it’s just so mindful and exciting. Not a bad combo.
I make mainly handbuilt lamp bases, vessels and trinket bowls. I had started to do more on the wheel but sadly covid has left a lump on my collarbone and it now hurts to use it, hopefully that will change in the future.
|What I Love about Ceramics||
It’s a vast subject, always something to learn and then spend many many years perfecting it. It is for all ages, all peoples whether accomplished or just enthusiastic.
|How I started with ceramics||
My friend was in a stressful job and not sleeping well. The Great British Throw Down had just been aired for the first time and I suggested pottery as a mindful thing for her to do, and I would go with her.
She slept a full 8 hours after one three hour session.
For me, that was it, as soon as that clay touched my palm I was hooked, I even get tearful talking about my love for this stuff.
|What inspires me||
I love the natural world and take inspiration from the coast I live near in North Cornwall, England. It’s a very dramatic coast and I think that reflects in my pots.
Sand, sea, cliffs, waves and rockpools are my main source of inspiration.
|What I'm working on at the moment||
Trying to perfect my sea urchin lamp bases.
|My Artist Statement||
Never boring, always trying to inspire something in myself and others and to try to capture the essence of being alive. The very nature of touching pottery and getting a sense of what the artist was trying to achieve in their work, whether it is in the texture or symmetry or movement in a piece is a wonderful thing. I hope I can bring that to my work.
Czreer highlights……Waiting for this!
Fayres and Markets in Cornwall.