Snake playground, Highgate, London, with Groundwork London
While working as a community gardener with Groundwork, Jane contributed to this playground with drawings and models to assist the builders with sculpting the play snakes, especially their heads.
Sedum Dragon in children's garden at Greenside Community Centre, London
The children helped make this dragon, and named him 'Dracula'. Made while working as a community gardener for Groundwork London and being confronted with an empty raised planting bed. The sedum matting, just laid here, grew greener.
Entrance feature, The River Centre, Lydney
Made with fellow artist Di Gash, and the children, parents and staff at the Barnardo's funded River Centre. Coloured perspex and a ceramic mural have helped transform the previously very cage-like entrance to the Centre. An Artspace Cinderford project.
Detail of River Centre entrance feature
Collaborative Courtyard Design
An Artshape Gloucestershire and Community Technical Aid West project to bring art made by the community into this mental hospital. We succeeded in getting this central courtyard to be used as a through route and well-used space, including the employment of a gardener to maintain it. After collaborative design workshops involving artists and architects, Jane detailed the design and planted the courtyard with assistance from mental health service users and members of Cheltenham Horticultural Society.
Time line arena Zen rock garden, Fairtide Centre, Lydney
A quiet place to be present in. The flow of rocks travels from the road, through the Centre's grounds and this sheltered amphitheatre space, and out into the adjoining school field. The schoolchildren planted the back of the bank with birch and willow. An Artshape Gloucestershire project, made possible with a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Timeline arena, Fairtide Centre, Lydney
An arc of 3 metre high oak slabs framing the arena, and lining up with midsummer sunrise, 'woodhenge' fashion. With thanks and acknowledgement to fellow artist Andrew Darke, whose skillful sculpture with timber slabs influenced this design.
Ceramic barbecue table top for Fairtide Centre Sculpture and Conservation Garden
This was made by residents at the day centre, using their own drawings of birds as part of the design.
Pavement design for Cinderford Triangle amphitheatre
Designed and made in collaboration with members of the CANDI Youth Cafe in Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean, using local and natural textures and materials. The Forest has five coal measures, as it has been underwater five times in the geological past. This design show six measures of coal, anticipating a hopefully very distant future.