Jane Clift lives in Dartmouth, Devon, where she makes three dimensional wire sculptures.
Largely self-taught, Jane comes from an artistic family and from an early age had exposure to art and music. She focussed on music which she went on to teach. In her early twenties, Jane won a place in the highly acclaimed National Youth Theatre where she appeared in a number of West End plays and a BBC Play for Today. She then toured the country as stage manager for a one man show, including the Edinburgh Festival where they won Best Fringe Award.
Ten years ago, Jane had a serious accident which required a complete skin graft to her right hand and discovered weaving soft wire a fantastic therapy for regaining dexterity. The goal was to play the piano again, but she discovered a new love!
At this time, Jane launched a new business, “A Vintage Garden” and became known for finding unusual pieces of art for the outdoors. She started making wire sculptures for her garden, and very quickly took commissions. The first sculpture she sold, was to another artist. Jane is inspired by movement, grace and humour.
In 2018, Jane became an Associate Member of the Devon Guild of Craftmen and won the “People’s Choice Award” for her sculpture at the Cockington Sculpture Trail in Torquay. For the last two years, she has exhibited at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey and many other leading art fairs around the country.
Find out more at janeclift.co.uk.