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JANE WHITE CERAMICS

 

Address:   The Old Dairy Studio Pottery, Turville Park Farm, Turville Heath, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon  RG9 6LB

Tel:             01491-638742  (Mb. 07870 475999)

E-Mail:       janewhiteceramics@hotmail.com

Website:   www.janewhiteceramics.com

                

Education:

2005 – 2008           Bucks New University BA (Hons) Ceramics with Glass (2:1) Dissertation – (73% – 1st) – Copy now held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and Oxford University’s Sackville Library

2000 – 2002           The Henley College, Henley-on-Thames   AS/A Level Ceramics (Aa)

Work Experience:

 2008 – date             On the committee of West Forest Potters and responsible for Speaker Bookings – 8 speakers/year

1999 – 2000            Artist in Residence, Watlington Primary School, Oxon Worked with all the children in the school to create a relief tile panel (8ft X 4ft) to mark 125 years of the school and the opening of a new school by the Education Secretary, David Blunkett, in the Millennium year

1997 – 1999           The Douglas Watson Studio, Henley-on-Thames Worked in a team of 4 assisting in all aspects of running a busy tile making and hand-painting studio, selling to prestigious outlets such as ‘Paris Ceramics.’

 

Memberships:

Full Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmensociety-of-designer-craftsmen

Craft Potters Association (Associate)

West Forest Potters

 

Shows etc:

June 2008              Bucks New University Degree Show

July 2008               New Designers, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

December 2008      The Graduate Show, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

May 2009               Artspace, Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames

Nov 2009               Lecture and Powerpoint to 200 students at Bucks New University on ‘Starting up in a Craft Business’

June 2010              West Forest Potters Annual Exhibition

October 2010          CPA Oxford Ceramics  Fair

December 2010      ‘Raku and Beyond’,  ‘Christmas at Bevere’, The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

January 2011          21st Anniversary Designer Crafts at the Mall

Feb 2011               Lecture and Demonstration to West Forest Potters

May 2011               Henley Arts Trail – Exhibiting at the Henley Rugby Club as part of the West Forest Potters Exhibition

July 2011         Organised and taught a 2 day Pit-firing Workshop at my studio for 8 students

September 2011    Lecture and Demonstration to Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society

October 2011      The Reading Art Exhibition

January 2012      Designer Crafts at the Mall 2012

May 2012           Exhibition – ‘Artspace,’  Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames,

Oxford Artweeks Open Studio, West Forest Potters Annual Exhibition,Henley & W Wallingford Arts Trail

June 2012         ‘The Art of Craftsmanship’  Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire (National Trust) A 2-day demonstration by selected members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

August 2012        Showing with ‘Informed Design’ at the Chilterns Craft and Design Show, Stonor Park, Oxfordshire

August 11th –  November 4th 2012      ‘Forget Ordinary’  The Lovers Lights Gallery, Twickenham Green, London

November 2012          ‘Handmade in Britain 12’, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3

January 2013               Designer Crafts at the Mall 2013, Mall Galleries, London SW1

July 2013                     Henley Festival of Music and Arts – The Riverside Gallery

August 2013                Chilterns Craft and Design Show, Informed Design Marquee, Stonor Park, Oxfordshire

November 2013            Greenstede Gallery, ‘Moths and More,’ Chequermead Arts           Centre, East Grinstead, Surrey

March 23rd 2014            Decorfest Interior Design Show, Wimbledon, London

July 17th – 20th 2014      Art in Action 2014 – Demonstrator in the main Ceramics    Marquee at Waterperry House, Oxford

September 2014    Started teaching privately from the studio

October 4th – November 8th 2014    Fields and Flames’  A solo ceramics exhibition,  with photography based pictures by Seb Piper, and the opening exhibition at the Golden  Hare Gallery, Ampthill, Beds

November 14th – 16th 2014           Handmade in Britain 14, Chelsea Old Town Hall,  London

January 8th – 17th 2015                 The 25th Designer Crafts at The Mall Exhibition,  The Mall Galleries, London SW1 – Exhibiting in the Main Gallery and in The Shop within  the Show

January 21st – 24th 2015       Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol

In collaboration with Modern Art Oxford  – 4 days of ‘hands-on’ workshop sessions, where members of the public engage with clay to create simple but beautiful objects, reflecting Morris’s ideal that you must ‘Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.’  Also demonstrations of my workshop practice and a continuous showing of the film I made of the the whole making and pit firing process.  Also a small exhibition of a selection of my work.

July 16th – 19th 2015               Art in Action 2015, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire

October 2015                          Elle Decoration Magazine  My work was selected to

showcase the Handmade at Kew Show – ‘Our Pick’

October 8th – 11th 2015          Handmade at Kew 2015, Kew Gardens, London

July/August 2016                     Ceramic Review  ‘Masterclass with Jane White’

July 14th – 17th 2016               Art in Action 2016, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire

September 2016     Now teaching 2 days a week in the studio

September 16th – 30th 2016    Golden Hare Gallery, ‘Playing with Fire,’ Ampthill,    Bedfordshire

January 15th – 17th 2017  Top Drawer, Craft, Olympia, London

February 2017  My work was featured on The Great Pottery Throw Down for the ‘Perfect,Perfect’ section on the Pit-Firing Episode, and also showcased in photos in the accompanying book p.’s 96-100 with technical information which I provided.

September 2016 – September 2017  Currently researching and writing a bookAlan Caiger-Smith and the Aldermaston Legacy, in association with Professor Timothy Wilson, and to be published in Spring 2018 by Ashmolean Museum Publications.

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