October 16, 2018
Sometimes when I meet an artist I just know we need to work together. It was at Art in Action that I met Jane Crisp, she was exhibiting in the 'newcomers marquee'. Her stand was a hive of activity with only a handful of trugs left and an order book filling up fast. I stopped and waited while she finished taking a customers order and once the crowd had dispersed I introduced myself.
When I mentioned that I had an art gallery, Jane looked wary and I soon found out that she'd had a bad experience with an art gallery and wasn't very keen to exhibit at another incase she got stung again. This wasn't a rare experience. When I first started out I often had this response from artists and got increasingly frustrated with the art galleries that were creating a bad name for the industry. I take such great pride in my artists and keep meticulous sales records, ensuring all artists are paid each month for their sales.
Without my artists I wouldn't have an art gallery and I'm truly grateful to each and every one of them for trusting me with their incredible work.
Jane's creative journey started when she moved onto a boat and started to experiment with wood, although throughout her childhood she'd Her fascination with evolutionary crafts led her to learn the art of boatbuilding, steam bending, clinker constructions and using copper for joins.
"It’s magic, like the wood does things it shouldn’t do. It’s magic taking something, deconstructing it and rebuilding it into a 3d structure, it’s making something that contains sprit, something more, something you could get attached to, with a strong biophilic pull."
Jane has gone from success to success, regularly being featured in Magazines such as Selvedge, Country Living Magazine, Times Luxx Magazine and English Home Magazine, just to name a few. Jane was a participant in the Crafts Council Hothouse program and has won many awards. It's great to see Jane getting the recognition she deserves for such wonderful design and skill keeping traditional craftsmanship alive.
You can buy Jane's work here
Keep an eye on the 'New in' section to see the new work that will be arriving in the next couple of weeks. https://goldenhare.co.uk/collections/new-in
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