Jan is interested in making sculptures for interiors which create intrigue and joy. She has come to ceramics and glass from a background in fine art and a career in advanced technology. Fascinated by the medium of clay, she completed a BA in Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martin’s (University of the Arts London) with distinction. She has worked internationally throughout her career and takes a deep interest in cross- cultural influences and how these are reflected in creative expression. Studying at the RCA has enabled Jan to combine the visual language of ceramics and glass.
Jan is based in Oxfordshire and is influenced by the natural world. She enjoys exploring locations to extract ‘wild’ clay for her works. Her current series is influenced by her interest in caves, the geology of rocks and ceramic materials from the Peak District, formed underground over millions of years.
.She believes that, over the centuries, ceramics has been key to the formation of societies as well as reflecting cultural identity.