Jane has a basic desire to create and enjoy the tactile nature of clay. The process she uses for this series of ‘Colourful Characters’ is hand building. This is a method that Jane finds very calming and contemplative and as it gives her so much scope for expression. Having previously concentrated on shape and texture, her objectives are to introduce lots of colour. She has chosen to use, mostly, stains on white stoneware and earthenware clay before it is fired. Each piece has been treated as a canvas for colour and imagery.