About Jane Samuel Ceramics

Ceramics Inspired by the Coast

My work reflects our journey through life, with ceramics inspired by the coast, broken shells, and the movement of the sea, with its ever-changing effect on the beach it washes over. 

Looking deeper into my work it can be said that the fragility of the human mind and body coupled with the unpredictability of life itself, if visualised, are like the broken and fragile shards of porcelain which fill my forms. 

Often our fragility is hidden away under many protective layers, these layers are represented by the glaze; which when fired envelops many of the shards, as they are sanded away the hidden beauty beneath is revealed. These fragile shards are ‘held’ in strong silence by the forms that surrounds them

Education:

Current MA Art Practice
2018 BA Hons Applied Arts
2011 Llandrillo College City and Guilds Level 2 Ceramics

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017  Chirk Castle

Galleries:

Current Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Current Northern Makes, Macclesfield
Current The Willow Gallery, Oswestry
2018 The Ceclia Coleman Gallery, London

Showcases:

2019 Willow Gallery, Oswestry
2019 Manchester Craft and Design, Manchester

Fairs and Festivals:

2019 One Year In New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
2019 Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno Contemporary Craft Fair
2018 New Designers, London
2018 Ceramic Wales, Wrexham

Articles:

Emerging Potters Issue 15 July/September 2019