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Jane Sawyer - Biography


A degree in art education led to specialist full-time ceramics training with Andrew Halford, Sydney(1982-85) and Shussai-gama, Japan(1985-87). Jane’s first studio was in Edinburgh, Scotland(1987-1990) from where she exhibited throughout the UK. She returned to Melbourne in 1990 and established an inner-city studio. She holds an MFA by research (RMIT, 2002) titled The Evocative Object, which investigated the power of the functional object to communicate through the sense of touch.


Jane Sawyer's ceramic practice has taken her to residencies and exhibitions in UK, US, Denmark and Japan and she exhibits widely in Australia. Her work has received many awards and is held in institutional and private collections. Jane has served on the board of Craft Victoria,The World Crafts Council - Australia and is an exhibiting member of the International Academy Ceramics and is founder of Slow Clay Centre (Melbourne), an independent ceramics eduction centre.

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