Jane Pritchard is a ceramicist living and working in Hereford.
Originally a graphic designer, Jane changed career after taking a part time ceramics course at City Lit, London, culminating in MA Contemporary Craft at UCA Farnham.
Her current work is based on the theme of renewal, both in our natural surroundings and in the built environment - how they connect with each other and referencing human interactions with both.
A handbuilder, she uses porcelain and stoneware slabs to create vessels and wall pieces, utilising unglazed clay with natural oxides and slips which combine organically to create contrast and texture.
There are two main influences on her work: the Palacio de Pena in Sintra, Portugal - a beautiful palace whose infrastructure is under attack from the cloudy humid environment, and the city of Sevilla, particularly the blue and gold tiles of the Casa de Pilatos.
2009-2011 MA Contemporary Crafts (Ceramics) UCA Farnham
2007-2009 HE Diploma in Fine & Applied Art, Ceramics City Lit London
Selected Galleries / Exhibitions
Poppy & Bay, Nantwich
Gallery 6, Newark
Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
Code Blue NY Westhampton Beach, USA
Eiram Organics, Kansas City, USA
VK Gallery, St Ives Cambridgeshire
Montpellier Gallery, Stratford
Sara Preisler Gallery, Birmingham
Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder
Crewyard Gallery, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire
Art in Clay Windsor August 2022
Ceramics Wales June 2022
BCTF April 2022
Celebrating Ceramics June 2021
Showcase Platform Gallery, Clitheroe Jan-March 2021
Solo Showcase Leeds City Craft Centre January 2018
Society of Designer Craftsmen Mall Galleries London January 2012
From this Earth Guildford Museum, November 2011