Conceived during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown and created in partnership with the Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Creative New Zealand, Share a Cuppa offers the opportunity to get creative and get involved with a series of make-along tutorials for home potters, and the commission of 40 studio potters around Aotearoa to make four tea cups, which are now being packaged as artisan tea gift sets and will be available through Share a Cuppa on Felt from 29th to 31st August.
Jane graduated with a 1st Class BA Hons in Fine & Applied Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2006. She immigrated to New Zealand in 2009, established a home-based studio, and started supplying galleries with her ceramic pieces. As well as featuring in various publications and exhibitions in London, UK, Ireland and New Zealand, Jane has received awards for her work, including a Portage Merit Award in 2013, and in 2017 she completed a seven-week residency in China at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of the world.
Jane makes textured, stretched, stoneware clay vessels and forms, creating fluid textures on dry glazed, stoneware pieces to suggest geology, archaeology, and mankind’s marks on the landscape, fluxed over time. She teaches classes and workshops throughout Aotearoa, and undertakes both private and public commissions. Her Felt shop, Clay Creation, features a selection from her Harbour Rim collection.