Jane Hanson's pots are canvasses for her unusual use of richly coloured glazes. She has been making pottery and teaching for fourty five years, exhibiting her work around the country. She works in stoneware clay and throws fine functional ceramics, fired to 1300ºC in a gas fired kiln, and also hand builds larger pieces to paint with her palette of layered coloured glazes. Shape is important, but experimenting with glaze materials and metal oxides and firing at high temperatures is a fascination for Jane. Then application of her glazes, with free bold brush strokes, in layers, which melt together, to produce unusual combinations on her unique pots keeps the excitement alive. Coming from South Africa, where she trained and worked as an industrial designer, and engineering draftswomen she came to England to study ceramics at the Royal College of Art and moved to Waterstock in the 70's to build her studio and have a family.
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