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Jane Adams

Jane works from her studio in the garden behind The Jane Adams Gallery in Fore St, St Just in the beautiful far west of Cornwall where she has lived for the last seven years.

The inspiration for her work comes from her household of cats - a Siamese, a Spyhnx and a British Shorthair kitten.  When Jane was growing up the family cat had it's own place at the Christmas dinner table (there is a photograph to prove it!) and when she subsequently became a Ceramic Artist it was inevitable that animals would be her main inspiration.

Since becoming a full time artist in 1998 she has made her range of stoneware animals by hand in crank stoneware - imbuing each piece with a gentle wit and humour and often making social comment with the work.

She uses 3 electric kilns and a variety of oxides, glazes and decals to finish the pieces.

She is particularly known for her commissions - often featuring peoples dogs and cats - and her favourite subject (after cats) is the English Bull Terrier.

Her work can be bought online at and can be seen in the gallery in Cornwall.

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