It was a gift of a beautiful sun catcher six years ago that ignited Jane's passion for glass. She has devoted every spare moment since to exploring this exciting medium. Jane describes her work as eclectic, loving the many opportunities to experiment with colour, light, texture and shape that glass offers.
She employs many techniques in her work, from cutting sheets of glass to working with tiny particles and powders. Some of her work involves working in a flame, or carving fibre paper to create textures. All of her work is fired in a kiln (usually multiple times) at around 700-800C and is ultimately sanded and polished by hand.
Jane has been fortunate enough to study with two internationally celebrated glass artists: Miriam Di Fiore and Bob Leatherbarrow. Leatherbarrow developed the ‘crackle’ technique which she has deployed in some of the colourful dishes on display in the gallery.