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Jane King Ceramics

visual drama & playfulness

Jane’s ceramic sculptures possess a strong voice, and a bold narrative about contrast, visual drama and playfulness.

Jane’s work is driven by her reflection that contemporary life, particularly as it is presented on social media, is often a fiction: a curated, controlled and idealised version of ourselves rather than a reflection of the often chaotic and imperfect nature of existence. This concept is explored through the physical characteristics of Jane’s sculptures, with form, surface and colour acting as metaphors for control and disorder.

Jane aims for sculptural tension between states of messiness and the uncontrolled, and the tidy and ordered – the two states co-habitant dynamically in each object to achieve exciting contrasts. The work is process-driven. Jane works slowly and carefully with earthenware clay, hand-building, constructing or throwing some elements, combining this with looser handling. Surface treatments include dark glazes offset by vivid acrylic colour. Jane obtained her MA in Ceramics from Bath Spa University in 2012. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, shortlisted for several UK and international awards, and is held in public and private collections in the UK, Europe and USA.

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