In 1994 Jane moved to rural Co. Clare, Ireland, where she built a house and studio, and applied herself to ceramics. Not attracted to using glazes, and wishing to use her clay forms as a canvas for her drawings and decorative designs, she etches directly into the surface of the unfired clay, applying layers of oxides and stains which are re-applied to her multi-fired work, and often sanded down between firings. This gives a depth and texture to her hand-built ceramics.
She makes strong slab-built ceramic vessels with a controlled and defined surface decoration, inspired by the figurative, birdlife, and more recently the human form, working from her studies and life drawings. Her main artistic influencers are Modigliani, Gauguin, Picasso among other great artists.
Jane is a member of Portfolio Ireland and Ceramics Ireland and is a selected member of the Crafts Potters Association, London, UK. Her work is in private collections in Ireland, the UK, and the US, as well as in the OPW. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and in the UK.