Hello, I’m Jane Vernon. I’m known as the Purple Potter because I love to wear purple, so you may recognise me if I come to the gallery to stock up. In fact I am not just a potter but a textile artist as well and I also dabble in other media.
As a foodie, all my pots are made with eating in mind. They are all made on the wheel, then decorated and glazed with a variety of techniques and fired once by gas to a very high temperature. Some of them are then decorated further with precious metal and coloured lustres and fired again. The result is a range of quirky and colourful tableware and vases suitable for everyday use.
My textiles work is also zingy and colourful. I use a combination of techniques to make wallhangings, canvasses, framed pictures and scarves. I also make earrings to complement the scarves or to wear on their own. As with my pottery, the themes are mainly natural – plants, animals and landscapes – though some pieces made from photographs printed onto silk and then stitched are focussed on architecture.
I also make several ranges of greetings cards, some with silk-painted panels.
‘Phone 01453 763590
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