Jane Muir specialises in idiosyncratic hand painted figures that represent a witty and uncluttered observation of the world. Figures that stand alone or placed in an architectural landscape are hand modelled, allowing her the freedom to sketch with clay and develop ideas during the making process. Jane’s figures are not about specific individuals but are a personification of character. Their anonymity allows us to identify for ourselves familiar individuals. Subtle colour and seductive surface textures are key elements in her work; immensely appealing but never sentimental.
Jane Muir’s sculpture has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, America and Japan.
Education: 1985-87 Epsom School of Art and Design, Surrey 1987-90 First Class BA (Hons), Central School of Art and Design, London 1990-92 MA Royal College of Art, London
Awards: 1988 Queen Mary/ William Atkinson Scholarship First Prize, necklace design for The Royal Shakespeare Co. 1991 First Prize, Plate Surface Design for Richard Ginori, Italy 1997 Crafts Council Setting Up Grant