After completing a Diploma of Ceramics at Box Hill TAFE in 1996, Jane went on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in ceramics, at VCA. She continued her studies at NMIT (now Melbourne Polytechnic) with an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery, where she was named Best Student in her graduating year of 2014.
Jane lives in Melbourne and says this about her work: "I find peace when I create. The studio is my meditation space. My hands, heart, intuition take over and my worries about the outside world recede. I find my own meaning by interpreting the world’s shadows, what lies behind, what lies in the mark-making we all do. I make my own language of things.
Cracks form, moss grows, paint drips, concrete splits - streaks of natural and human graffiti, both fixed and transient. These marks belong to all of us, they are accidental and they are secret. We all leave some sort of mark in this life and we are all connected by the footpaths we travel on and the roads we use.
I strive to create something unique. I reach into myself, and pull things out that resonate- memories of things that have no words, fleeting glimpses I aim to capture."