Gas / Oil,

Raised in New Zealand and London, I trained as a potter at Wimbledon, Norwich and Medway Colleges of Art under Tony Gant, David White, Colin Metcalfe, Peter Phillips, Siddig el Ngoumi and others.  Within a few years of moving north to Portobello with my growing Scots family, I established a studio pottery in the centre of Penicuik.
In Edinburgh in the mid seventies I first set up pottery classes for adults at Cannonball House and taught there and at Infirmary Street for thirty years;  Sadly in many schools and art colleges the teaching of pottery has been brought to an end, and indigenous pottery manufacture becomes rarer. I want to reverse that trend.
Enthusiasm among lovers of craft pottery is strong in Scotland and New Zealand.  I run annual summer schools and taster classes at my Valleyfield House studio in Penicuik. I exhibit each November at Penicuik Arts Centre and have shown with Scottish Potters at Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Banchory, Broughton, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nairn, Stirling, Perth, Alloa, Milngavie and West Kilbride.
I concentrate on thrown pots: useful wares like jugs, teapots, mugs, cups, plates and bowls. I like to experiment with glazes making them from scratch and often using locally dug materials.

Some unusual commissions include Dalhousie Castle Hotel, the Traverse Theatre,  the Royal Botanic Garden’s Wych Elm Project and for Tom Kitchin's cookbook.

I have been Exhibitions co-ordinator and Chairman of the Scottish Potters Association

This member runs courses:

3 day course in April at Penicuik Pottery Posted on by jane kelly

Join a small, mixed ability group in Jane Kelly's workshop for three days in April 2018:

 Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th. 10am-3pm each day

Throwing, hand building, decorating, glazing,

reduction stoneware, porcelain and a raku firing on the final day - weather permitting

Tuition, materials, firings and snacks included. Cost £120.

Drop me an email or phone if you are interested.



PENICUIK POTTERY is at VALLEYFIELD HOUSE, 17 High Street, Penicuik and is 10 miles south of Edinburgh. There are frequent buses from Edinburgh and from the Borders. there is ample parking space too  . Someone came by bike to my last course.



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17 High St
Penicuik eh268hs

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