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ABOVE Large ceramic bowl

Jane Seymour

In 1994 Jane moved to Co. Clare, Ireland, where she began to make ceramics.
Her ceramics is all hand built. She makes coil-built vessels, which are burnished with pebbles, and smoke-fired in wood shavings and seaweed, colouring the surface with abstract smoke patterns. 

Other ceramics are large slab-built bowls and forms, which she inscribes with figurative drawings and decorative patterns. These are multi-fired with layers of oxides and slips applied between each firing, and sanded down between firings to create depth and texture. 

Jane is inspired by the rugged landscapes and wild nature of the West of Ireland, and much of her spare time is spent observing and sketching her surroundings; the rounded shapes of sea washed rocks, storm lashed trees bent by the wind, and the dynamics of a particular community of crows living on the coast. She is fascinated by their individual characters and behaviour patterns.

‚ÄčLife drawing is also a passion, she is touched by the vulnerability and beauty of the naked human figure, which she sometimes merges into mythical. 

Jane has much experience teaching pottery to adults and children, and also runs classes in her own studio. She is also involved in an enterprise called 'CROI' meaning heart, involving four women artists, four disciplines. 

2003    Kennys Gallery, Galway. Two-person show with Nicola Henley (Textile artist)
2004    Glor, Ennis, Co.Clare, Two-person show with Nicola Henley
2006    The Collectors Exhibition, Hunt Museum, Limerick
2007    The Cill Rialigh Gallery, Co. Kerry. Two-person show with Rebecca Pearce
2008    Larklane Gallery, Liverpool, group show
            The Snug Gallery, Mountshannon, Co. Clare
2009    The Cill Rialaig Gallery, Co. Kerry. Two-person show with Ken Browne
2012    Sculpture in Context, The Botanical Gardens, Dublin
2013    The Mill Cove Gallery, Co. Cork, The Best of Irish Ceramics group show
2014    Mill Cove Gallery, Co. Cork, The best of Irish Ceramics group show

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare, ‘An Elemental Dialogue’ group show

The Gallery Café, Gort, Co. Galway, ‘The Dynamic of Crows. Solo show
West Wales Art centre, Fishguard, ‘A late Summer Show’. Solo  

2015 The Open Window Gallery, Dublin, Book launch of Irish Ceramics group show

Mill Cove Gallery, Co.Cork, The best of Irish Ceramics Sculpture in Context, The Botanical Gardens, Dublin

‘CROI'…group show. Four artists, four disciplines

2016 Mill Cove Gallery, Kenmare, The Best of Irish Ceramics 

Origin Gallery, Dublin, launch of 'CROI' website: four artists, four disciplines

Galleries who have held work, past and present

Keanes Gallery, Kinsale                                  

The Doorway Gallery, Dublin

The Lavit Gallery, Cork                                 

The Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny

The Cill Rialaig Gallery co Kerry                   

Gallery Zozimus, Dublin

The Mill Cove Gallery, Co. Cork                   

The Open Window, Dublin

Sliding Rock Gallery, Galway                          

The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford

West Wales Art Centre, Fishguard, Wales      

Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth, Wales

Kenny’s Gallery, Galway                                

The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, UK




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