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"I was brought up in a household where the family cat had its own place at the dinner table. My love of animals shows in my ceramics work as does my irrepressible sense of humour. I also employ anthropomorphism for humour and expression. Sheep make particularly good celebrities for example.
I have been a ceramic artist for over 20 years since leaving my work as a Chartered Surveyor and having my daughter. I moved to Cornwall in 2006 (some say whilst having a mid life crisis) and originally ran St Agnes Pottery before buying the pottery and gallery in St Just.
I studied ceramics at Derby and Loughborough and then studied for an MA in History of Ceramics whilst running a gallery in Melbourne, Derbyshire.
I love to portray the cat in all its guises and I also make dogs, hares, sheep, cows, birds, chickens, people and marine life of all kinds. All have wit and humour and often the pieces tell a story (or are some form of social comment).
The Jane Adams Gallery in St Just in far West Cornwall has been established under that name since 2008 and has a permanent display of my work on show. My studio/pottery is located in a long granite outbuilding in the garden behind the gallery and is sometimes open by appointment in the summer season I mostly work in a sandy, grogged stoneware clay and fire in 5 electric kilns.
Commissions are welcome and I particularly love to portray your dog, cat or other animal in my style to a budget of your choice." - Jane Adams
She currently lives and work in Penzance, UK.