Jane's ranges of work in Arcade Artisans include pottery, decorative textiles, scarves & accessories and greetings cards.
When you use one of my pots you are using something made by someone who loves food. No mug is made without my imagining the taste of tea, coffee or cocoa, no bowl without the smell of home-made soup, no oven dish without the sight of lasagne or plum crumble being presented to eager guests. Robust and practical, my pots are designed for everyday use and decorated in a way which I hope makes them visually pleasing but not overwhelming.
Since I was very young I've wanted to make things from fabric and threads. Having started by making framed embroidered pictures, I moved on to wallhangings and now also silk "canvasses." Using a variety of techniques including silk-painting, appliqué, machine and hand embroidery, I represent natural subjects such as landscape, plants, bird and animals.
In recent years I have returned to my college roots in fashion to produce silk-painted scarves & accessories, and colourful earrings each made individually to my original design and pattern.
Many of my hangings and canvasses are reproduced as photographic greetings cards alongside original photographs on natural themes. I also make several ranges of silk-painted cards where I indulge in a little frivolity and humour. More recently fridge magnet cards have been added to the range.