Contemporary Passions: Jane Mahood
Jane Mahood is one of the nine SHAF artists whose work will be on show at Harbour House for the Contemporary Passions exhibition.
- Teresa Barlow
- Nick Cotter
- Jane Davarian
- Crystel Dauth
- Brett Hornby
- Cherry Lyons
- Jane Mahood
- Elaine Sibley
- myself, Stephen Thomas
WHAT’S YOUR PROCESS, JANE?
My aim is to create mosaic art from waste and friends have taken to calling in on me en route to the tip and leaving me their chipped or broken china.
I now have quite of stock of gifted materials that would otherwise have ended up in the landfill!
Also, my son and his family help me to collect bits of broken china from the mud of Kingsbridge estuary. I have no idea how it got there but some of it is very old.
This stock is supplemented with glass tesserae, mass-produced for mosaic work.
I use nippers to make the pieces of china a suitable shape, and then glue it and grout it.
I never quite know how things are going to turn out, but it’s a new lease of life for the broken ceramics which would otherwise have gone to the tip or remained buried in the mud.
Here are two other pieces that Jane has produced for the Contemporary Passions exhibition on the theme of Elements.
MORE ABOUT JANE MAHOOD
Jane is a member of SHAF (South Hams Art Forum) and she is featured on the SHAF website.
Because her designs are driven by the material that she has to hand, and she finds it impossible to guess what people are going to like, Jane has not undertaken any commissions.
However, Jane has ‘revitalised’ some much-loved pieces of China that have been accidentally broken, reconstructing them into a new and usable form. Jane also produces a lot of birthday and Christmas presents for friends and family, and – she says – her house looks like a mosaics shop!
You can contact Jane by email at email@example.com .
WHEN IS THE CONTEMPORARY PASSIONS EXHIBITION?
As ever, we are at Harbour House, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JD.
And the exhibition runs from Tuesday 16 July until Sunday 28 July.
MEET THE ARTISTS!
6-8PM TUESDAY 16 JULY
Come along to meet the artists and see their interpretation of our theme: Elements.
All are welcome and refreshments will be provided