Jane Muir

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About

Education

1966                     Born, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
1985-87                Epsom School of Art and Design, Surrey
1987-90                Central School of Art and Design, London
1990-92                Royal College of Art, London

Solo Exhibitions

2015                       Beaux Arts, Bath

2010                       Beaux Arts, Bath

2008                       Beaux Arts, Bath

2005                       Beaux Arts, Bath

2000                       Eton Applied Arts

1995                       Molesey Gallery, Surrey
Selected Group Exhibitions

2004, 2005, 2013

Beaux Arts, Bath

 

2002

“Happy Clapham”, Pond Gallery, London

Chelsea Fine Art Fair, London Art London

“Mensen!”, Tegelen, Holland

 

2000

White Gallery, Brighton

Crafts Council, London

 

1999

“Exposition 6 Femmes”, Galerie Claude André, Brussels, Belgium

“New Faces”, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A

 

1998

“Quirky Works”, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London

 

1997

Art ’97, Business Design Centre, London

“A Heavenly Christmas”, Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London

 

1996

Alex Gerrard Fine Art, Robertsbridge, Sussex

 

1995

Rye Art Gallery, Sussex

Alex Gerrard Fine Art, Battle, Sussex

“Spring Greens”, Pam Schomberg Gallery, Colchester

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London

 

1994

“In the Swim”, Oxford Gallery

 

1993

“Ceramic Contemporaries”, V&A Museum, London

“One Year On”, South Bank Craft Shop and Gallery, London

 

1992

“The New Generation”, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

 

1991

“Interior Spaces”, Liberty, London

 

1990

“Top Marks”, London Institute Gallery

Commissions

1997

Ceramic figure and a wall piece based on The Magic

Flute commissioned by Bishop’s Stortford Library

Installation/exhibition for the Charleston Trust, Charleston, Firle, Lewes, E. Sussex

 

Awards

1997

Crafts Council Setting Up Grant

1991

First Prize, Plate Surface Design for Richard Ginori, Italy

1988

Queen Mary/ William Atkinson Scholarship
First Prize, necklace design for The Royal Shakespeare Co.
Selected Articles

2004, Sept           Ceramic Review

2003, May           Ceramic Review.

1996, Oct             Antennae, World of Interiors.

1992, Spring        Jane Lamacraft, Imagination at Liberty, Royal Academy      Magazine, No. 34.

 

History

Jane Muir studied ceramics for seven years achieving a first class BA (Hons) at Central St Martins School of Art and an MA at the Royal College of Art. On leaving the RCA in 1992 she took a three year post as artist in residence in a sixth form college. During this time her work was exhibited widely, notably in Ceramic Contemporaries, V&A, 1993 and a solo show at the Molesey Gallery, Surrey, 1995. In 1997 she was awarded a Crafts Council Grant which helped in setting up her present studio in Peckham, London. A commission for Bishop’s Stortford Library gave her an opportunity to work on a large scale. The work is based on the Magic Flute and is made up of two pieces; a figure of Papageno, the bird-catcher and a seven foot, wall-mounted tree, the escaped birds resting in the branches. All Jane’s work is hand-built and hand-painted using stoneware glazes. Scale varies from small intimate pieces to large-scale garden sculptures.

Inspiration comes from various sources and has remained fairly consistent throughout her career.

Fine artists such as Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi and Elizabeth Frink through to more traditional crafts such as the work of the Staffordshire Potters have influenced her work.