Jane Gibson

Ceramics – Pottery

Jane creates glazed stoneware teapots. Nearly all her work begins with a thrown cylinder which is then distorted, changed and added to, becoming a surface for painting. “Everything starts from the functional and then moves beyond so that there is still a gesture back to to the useful and practical – but only a gesture. I love the process of shape making but fear the addition of colour although the pots are made for it. Layers of bright coloured glazes are built up in abstract patterns with references to my travels and my fascination with landscape.”