Jane is the founder of Slow Clay Centre and has practiced as a ceramic artist and teacher for over thirty years. Her initial training as an art teacher specialising in ceramics led to further training as an apprentice to ceramic artist Andrew Halford in Australia and then to train in a well-respected studio, Shussai-gama, in Japan.
Jane holds an MA by Research in Fine Art (Ceramics) and her practice has taken her around the world, including exhibitions and residencies in UK, Denmark and Japan and representing Australia in Collect at the V&A in London. Jane is as equally known for her tactile, expressive ceramics as she is for her unique teaching methods. She has developed a speciﬁc way of teaching wheel throwing based on Japanese techniques and ergonomic best practice. It is a natural synthesis of her experiences in East and West, mind and body. Slow Clay Centre was established as a response to the overwhelming demand for Janeʼs studio classes and is her way to bring it all together with colleagues.
Jane is a board member of The World Crafts Council – Australia and a member of The International Academy of Ceramics and former board member of Craft Victoria,