Oxfordshire Artweeks: Jane Griffiths
Each week, we introduce an artist exhibiting their work at The Mill Arts Centre for Oxfordshire Artweeks. Read on to discover more about your favourite local artists.
Jane Griffiths originally trained as a bookbinder at the London School of Printing (now part of the University of the Arts, London), but taking silver jewellery classes with Alice Goldsack in Bristol – at a time when she had no space for bookbinding equipment – marked a change of direction. Since 2010 she has lived and worked in Oxfordshire, first in Chipping Norton and now in Banbury. She also spends time in Cornwall, where she collects the sea glass that features in some of her work. She enjoys experimenting with texture and shape, as well as combining precious metal with found objects.
The name Poet & Cat is partly a gesture to Jane’s other work as a writer (five collections of her poetry have been published by Bloodaxe Books) and partly in homage to her now very elderly but valiant British Blue rescue cat, Smokey.