Welcome to my website
I am an artist using natural and found materials, particularly bark, thorns and twigs, which I gather on daily walks in local woodlands. I carefully select my materials and then use traditional techniques of tying, stitching, twining, coiling and binding to make small sculptures and vessels.
I work from my home studio in Derbyshire and take my inspiration and materials from the local countryside.
I graduated from the University of Derby on the Crafts BA course in 2011, with first class honours and received the University Purchase Award. I now exhibit my work in galleries, craft events and exhibitions and have work available for sale or to order as a commission.
Please do not hesitate to contact me direct if the website cannot answer your query.
Handmade at Kew
12 – 15 October 2017
Organised by Handmade in Britain at Kew Gardens
"We've featured many artists who've come to delight in the imperfections in the trees around them, but no one who has taken this into the more minute details of bark, thorns and twigs. Jane Bevan from Derbyshire in the UK makes sculptures and vessels using techniques such as tying, stitching, twining, coiling and binding from these more unusual elements. With a particular affinity for her surrounding woodland and having recently graduated with a crafts degree focusing on sustainability and innovation, her art is insightful, original and connected to it's origins. The more delicate materials lend themselves to a more fragile piece but retain the same honesty and ability to stay true to the wood we've come to enjoy."
"Jane lives in south Derbyshire and hunts for the special hawthorn twigs sometimes after dark! She makes them into exquisite little towers tied with wax string. Jane is passionate about English woodland."
Few and Far, London