Hello I’m Katy Jane,
I am an Artist originally from West Yorkshire, England and currently living in Medicine Hat, Canada.
Growing up in Yorkshire, I have been spoilt by the beauty of the countryside as my landscape, which offers a wealth of opportunity to explore nature and walks right on my doorstep.
I love that moment when you are on top of a mountain and you can breathe in the fresh air while taking in the stunning views around you, but it’s the small details within nature that really influence my creative process; the rustling of leaves in and amongst the trees and discovering unique textures, shapes and colours along the way.
I am greatly inspired by nature and exploring the different textures and surroundings that lie within it. I enjoy the outdoors and exploring new places by hiking, cycling or skiing, so I was incredibly excited to be given the opportunity to move to Canada and explore its spectacular scenery.
I graduated with a BA Hons Degree in ceramics in 2011, though consider print and paper craft a significant part of my art work. My current work is inspired by my experience in Canada so far. Textures and patterns taken from my nature walks and traditional Native Canadian patterns and pottery highly influence my creative process. With my knowledge in graphic design, I combine repetitive shapes and forms to create naturalistic images. The print technique influences the surface of my pottery where I endeavour to create hand built, artefact styled forms.
Alongside my art work and I am a qualified Teacher. I am passionate about encouraging art throughout the community. Art is such a great tool to bringing community together and not only improve peoples learning but mental health and transferable skills. Throughout my teaching career I have run many projects within communities, with the aim of improving their overall wellbeing and creative opportunities. Find more about my projects by viewing my CV and more images below.