Jane Charles is one of the leading contemporary glassmakers in the UK. Her inspiration comes from working with molten glass together with the shapes, colours and moods of the natural world.
She has been producing a wide range of exquisite sculptural pieces, perfume bottles, paperweights, bowls and vases since setting up her first studio in Scotland in 1987.
"Glass is a fantastic medium to work with. A moving fluid transparent material that you can take away from the heat and cool down to leave it in whatever shape you desire and the thrill of the process makes it all the more exhilarating".
Each piece is unique, free blown in 24% lead glass. Once cooled the glass is cut, ground, polished, sandblasted and engraved by hand.
Jane studied at North Staffordshire Polytechnic , and has exhibited throughout Europe and the UK. She undertakes commissions for both corporate and private clients, including for the Chelsea Flower Show, HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH The Queen .
Her work can be found in public and private collections throughout the world, and she is a member of the Crafts Council list of selected makers.
Cecilia Colman Gallery
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Museum of Modern Art, Brazil
Geneva Arts Centre, Switzerland
Kunst Museum, Germany
Pyramid Gallery, York