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Jane Witheridge


My studio work remains today, as it has always been, the backbone of my career as a craftswoman.

Since selling my first picture some 25 years ago I have exhibited my work continuously. I've been fortunate to have had long and sucessful relationships with a number of galleries, principally in the South West of England, but also in London, America and France.

An extract from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen website:

Jane makes beautiful hand-painted textiles, using the age-old techniques of batik or silk painting. The rigour of both of these disciplines. demanding as they do, a lot of time, means that Jane's silks are usually sold framed, or wall mounted, as pictures. Jane does continue to make lengths of fabric though, from time to time, and these are used for one-off garments or interiors. Jane has been in practice since 1985, and a full member of the Guild since 1990. Her early work was sold at Liberty, Regent St., London, and for many years Jane has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK and overseas, favouring galleries and shows in Devon, (where she was born), and Cornwall. Between 2000 and 2006 Jane focused on large scale projects, creating hangings or panels, often on a monumental scale, for many public and private spaces, working with many high-profile partners including; UNESCO, The National Trust, EDF, Exeter Cathedral, Compton Castle, Hospitals Trusts in Torbay, Plymouth and Exeter, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Devon County Council and many more.

Since 2006 Jane has once again been concentrating on her studio practice, studying ancient and classical drawing and continuing to develop her silk work.