Jade in studio compilation with other images of her art

Hey, thanks for landing here to check me out. I’m keen for you to know who I am, because nobody can be me or create like me.

Making, creating, experimenting, whatever you want to call Art and Design, that’s what I have been doing since I can remember. A pivotal moment in my creative life came early, in the form of a box set of Derwent pencils and I really haven’t looked back. I’ve undertaken ‘formal’ study as well as searching out Artisans who are willing to teach and share their knowledge. My favourite phrase for educating myself is “Not all knowledge is taught in the one school.” I have accumulated things for my ‘skills toolbox’ from many different people over decades.

Currently I am pursuing creative outcomes in clay and printmaking. Two incredibly different materials that are technically challenging and require that a lot of calories be consumed by my brain to achieve the outcomes that I desire. I very much like being a technician, Ceramics and Printmaking are more Craft than Fine Art in their initial stages, however it’s ultimately the point of view of the observer that will decide which category they sit in at the end.

You will find about half of my output involves political statements with a Feminist slant, and this is strongly represented in the Little Acts of Rebellion items that I craft. I create these to put the message out into the world that ‘being nice’ is not the standard that anyone needs to live by. Being Nice suggests we be less, take up less space, lower our voice, do more and receive less, compensate…. This list goes on. Creating a functional item, that is interesting and strong in it’s messaging is important to me and also to the people who buy the Little Acts of Rebellion items. Finding that there was an audience for the art I wanted to make is exciting, who knew that others thought like I do!

Working alongside other Creatives is very important to my life as an Artist, and takes the form of either me as tutor or collaborator, two roles I love! Being creative is as much about creating learning opportunities and skill sharing as it is about making Art. I aim to assist others in their creative endeavours and work to develop interesting classes and workshops. 

I could go on for pages, however you can look through the pages of this website to discover more about my work, thoughts and creativity.

Jade.

Hey, thanks for landing here to check me out. I’m keen for you to know who I am, because nobody can be me or create like me.

Making, creating, experimenting, whatever you want to call Art and Design, that’s what I have been doing since I can remember. A pivotal moment in my creative life came early, in the form of a box set of Derwent pencils and I really haven’t looked back. I’ve undertaken ‘formal’ study as well as searching out Artisans who are willing to teach and share their knowledge. My favourite phrase for educating myself is “Not all knowledge is taught in the one school.” I have accumulated things for my ‘skills toolbox’ from many different people over decades.

Currently I am pursuing creative outcomes in clay and printmaking. Two incredibly different materials that are technically challenging and require that a lot of calories be consumed by my brain to achieve the outcomes that I desire. I very much like being a technician, Ceramics and Printmaking are more Craft than Fine Art in their initial stages, however it’s ultimately the point of view of the observer that will decide which category they sit in at the end.

You will find about half of my output involves political statements with a Feminist slant, and this is strongly represented in the Little Acts of Rebellion items that I craft. I create these to put the message out into the world that ‘being nice’ is not the standard that anyone needs to live by. Being Nice suggests we be less, take up less space, lower our voice, do more and receive less, compensate…. This list goes on. Creating a functional item, that is interesting and strong in it’s messaging is important to me and also to the people who buy the Little Acts of Rebellion items. Finding that there was an audience for the art I wanted to make is exciting, who knew that others thought like I do!

Working alongside other Creatives is very important to my life as an Artist, and takes the form of either me as tutor or collaborator, two roles I love! Being creative is as much about creating learning opportunities and skill sharing as it is about making Art. I aim to assist others in their creative endeavours and work to develop interesting classes and workshops. 

I could go on for pages, however you can look through the pages of this website to discover more about my work, thoughts and creativity.

Jade.