Exquisite and sinuous, we love Jane's trugs. She has taken traditional techniques to create art forms out of the humble garden trug.
We'll leave the rest of the explanation to Jane:
"The inspiration for these practical and sculptural objects comes from the Norfolk riverbank reeds and my connection with steam-bending processes and clinker like construction.
These steam-bent Ash and Brass vessels are joined with copper boat-builder's nails and roves. The flowing forms rock like vessels at sea. They are the most robust of my trug range.
All my trugs are finished in a completely natural, food safe, hard wax oil.
I make objects for life that say something and amplify traditional techniques in a contemporary way.
I became interested in maritime heritage and making mythologies after living on a narrowboat in Norfolk.
Copper nails and roves, steam-bending and my clinker like constructions are all inspired by traditional boat-builder’s techniques.
Ash is a maker’s great gift from nature, it’s strong, shock resistant and bendy. I utilise these qualities to create a sculptural flow within my furniture and products.
I love the idea that creating with wood preserves timber and I replenish all the trees I use for future generations."
Length 30cm, width 23cm and height 26cm.