Jane Thelwell

I am fascinated by the properties of raw materials. Earth materials in particular inspire me. I am interested in the persistence of rock and its aesthetic value, stratification, crystalline formations, and geological transformation. Clay intrigues me because of its plasticity. It is an earth material that allows for expression and manipulation.

After spending 20 years in civil engineering where soil is investigated for its bearing capacity, grading, and plasticity, Jane is now considering the earth’s materials from another perspective. Working with clay to make bowls, cups and plates offers an opportunity to think of the organic nature of our world and its inherent fragility. Jane endeavors to create forms and decoration that are a pleasure to experience in the home, and in particular, useful for the very important activity of eating with friends and family.

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