Jane Abbott

Jane Trained at Brighton and Goldsmiths in the 70s. She has been making and teaching ever since. Ceramic Review commented on her dedication to teaching.
Her work is mostly shown at Rye Gallery, in Suffolk and in Brighton; in November 2015 she will be at 'MADE' in Brighton. Her recent residency at Portsmouth Grammar School prepared the teachers to deliver Ceramics within the curriculum.

Describe your approach to teaching:

Having introduced my students to techniques, possibilities and visual stimulus I encourage them to take ownership of the processes and use of the materials. Their outcomes are always inventive and very personal.

What inspires your own work?

My early vessels were influenced by Alison Britton and Elizabeth Fritsch in the 70s as they were breaking away from the Bernard Leach tradition. I find inspiration from Artists / Makers, old and new along with random objects man made and natural.

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