The Artist

Jane Shaw The Artist

About Jane Shaw

Her love of sculpture began when she was at school in Gloucestershire where she was very fortunate to have a great sculpture teacher, who saved her from the hot-house of academia and has been a great inspiration even to this day!  After completing a degree in History of Art at Manchester University, Jane spent her early career with a London firm of Fine Art Valuers and Consultants travelling and living abroad before returning to London to set up and run a recruitment company, which she then sold after a decade.

On moving to Dorset in 2013, she revived her love for sculpture inspired by her life long interest in wildlife, and the outdoors.  Jane is passionate about capturing the overall emotion and movement of animals and wildlife in her bronze sculptures.  Her focus is to portray the character and emotion of each individual animal by using fluid, spontaneous and strong gestural strokes in any material she uses.  Jane does not shy away from the ugly –  as she says: ‘Ugly is beautiful’ and can create a statement of feeling through any subject she chooses, whether wildlife, domestic animals, equestrian or figurative.   Often working directly from life, she produces bronzes for both inside the home as well as garden pieces on a larger scale.

Jane’s total passion for her work, has led her to win several sculpture awards, and continues with her own sculpture projects alongside commissions,  mainly focusing on wildlife and animals.  She exhibits in London and nationally and welcomes visits to the studio and her garden in Dorset where she has a permanent display of her outside work.

Her message to herself : ‘I must never tire from looking, observing and learning’.

Most sculptures can be cast in bronze and bronze resin, two prices are shown for each casting at the “add to basket” section of the website.

Jane’s commissions and small sculptures are only cast in bronze. They start from £3,500 upwards depending on the size – prices would be discussed and agreed prior to the start of the commission. Commissions on a larger scale, or outdoor sculptures, can be cast in bronze resin.

Often sculptures are immediately available, if not bronze resins take up to 28 days and bronzes can take 6-8 weeks.

Commissions take around 4-6 months. This is dependent on Jane Shaw’s workload at the time. Often commissions are for a particular date, every effort would be made to reach the required deadline.

For urgent orders, please contact Jane Shaw directly on 07931 772387.

Bronze sculpture involves the ‘lost wax process’ – it is highly skilled, complex, time and labour intensive, which causes bronzes to be more expensive. Unlike a bronze resin, each edition is totally unique and there is a depth of colour, which you cant achieve in a resin, and this improves with age. They are much heavier, cold to touch and you can guarantee the sculpture will be around for numerous generations!

Bronze resin sculpture is also known as ‘cold cast bronze’ – its made from a mixture of bronze powder and resin and the casting is faster and less expensive than casting in bronze. The sculpture is lighter but can break more easily (although easily repaired) and the surface will dull over the years but it can sustain being outside for long periods of time.

All sculptures are professionally packaged with the greatest care.

Bronze resin sculptures:
Small resins within mainland UK: £30.
Medium resins within mainland UK: £50.
Outdoor bronze resin sculptures within mainland UK: £170.
International shipping – price on application.

Bronze sculptures:
Small bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £50.
Medium bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £75.
Outdoor bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £250.
International shipping – price on application.

Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express.

Contact

For more information and to discuss commissioning a piece contact:

Email: studio@janeshawsculpture.com

Mobile: 07931 772387

Studio: 01258 881 344

Take a look at Jane Shaw's recent commissions.

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