Jane Booth Ceramics
Jane Booth makes vintage style, pastel coloured, functional ceramics. Each piece is hand thrown and individually decorated. Her pottery designs are inspired by traditional ceramics and textiles and children’s literature.
I think the small pleasures of life should be treasured. For me one aspect of this involves using everyday items that are made in mouthwatering colours and make me smile – such as my pink ‘bejewelled’ Russian doll keyring and my purple leather satchel. For this reason I love to make pots suitable for everyday use that are practical, pretty and unique. All my pottery is thrown on a wheel and then decorated with coloured slips, a foodsafe glaze and ceramic transfers. I use mostly terracotta clay, as I like the warmth and richness of the colour and the effect that is created when the clay breaks through the softly coloured slips. I am inspired by the colours and patterns of some of my favourite things – ranging from vintage fabric, china and paintings (particularly from the eighteenth century) to ice cream and macaroons!