Jane Wheeler was born and raised in Norfolk. She studied ceramics at Bath Academy of Art. Her preferred shape is a flask-like vessel. A space-containing hollow form that enables her to allude to our most distant cultural pasts and to the state of being human.
Jane intentionally creates her vessels to appear aged and fragile, contradicting their purpose through cracks in their body, to evoke an uncertainty within the viewer and to create a sense of history and humanity. Jane's vessels are made of stoneware clay bodies with added coarse grog, sand, quartz and feldspar granules, then reduction fired to 1260-1300 C with gas. Layers of oxide, slip, and chun glaze produce the textured surface which both reflects and absorbs light and refracts it where the chun gathers into thick runs full of miniscule bubbles.
2014 David Simon Contemporary, Bath
2011 Bircham Gallery, Norfolk
2009 Beaux Arts, Bath (solo show)
2009 Lund Gallery, Yorkshire
2008 Beaux Arts, Bath (solo show)
2007 Le Bain Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Mediart Gallery, Paris
1993 Finalist Arthur Andersen Art Award, London
EAST international open, Norwich
Open Door, London
Pallant House, Chichester, E Sussex, UK