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BIO: Jane Jermyn

 

Jane Jermyn began studying ceramics in her mid 40’s and has been a practising artist for 18 years. In 2001 she was awarded her BA from West Wales School of the Arts and her MA in 2009 from National College of Art and Design in Dublin. In 2003 she was an invited demonstrator at Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival where she demonstrated her ‘Wet-firing ‘ technique. In 2011 she was an invited demonstrator / exhibitor at the 1st International Ceramic Art Festival (ICAF) Sasama, Japan and the 5th International Festival of Ceramics and Dance, Na-eri, South Korea. She has taken part in International symposia in Turkey, Estonia, Cuba, Croatia, Bosnia, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia and Belarus. In 2010 she undertook a 6 week residency at Nelson Mandela Metropolitian University, South Africa and led a workshop in paperclay making and various firing techniques in Malta. In 2012 she undertook a month long residency in France and in 2014 she undertook a 3 month residency at Canberra Potters’ Society in Australia.There have been articles on her work published in ‘CeramicsTECHNICAL’ No 13 and ‘New Ceramics/Neue Keramik’ No 5/08 and ‘Ceramics Ireland’ No 27/2011. She has exhibited in USA, France, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey, Estonia, Cuba, Poland, Belarus, UK, China, France, Japan, South Korea, Slovenia, Latvia, Ireland and Australia. Later In 2014 she is an invited exhibitor in a major international ceramics exhibition in New Dehli, India. My latest body of work is an amalgamation of various strands that I have been exploring over the past couple of years. These abstract organic forms suggest aspects of the natural world – combining geological and organic references. These come from the hundreds of images of rock surfaces, geological formations and the weathered decay that I have taken. These are a source of continuing inspiration and I see the resulting pieces as a celebration rather than an imitation of nature. The pieces are hand-built by a coiling and pinching method in using various clays and finishes.

Jermyn, Jane

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