By combining low-fired, hand-built ceramics, cast porcelain and colourful textile threads, Jane Burden makes meaningful decorative work that connects to themes of ancient landscape, social history and emotional intelligence. Recent projects have been the successful and cathartic
series. Tangled Threads, which explores the tensions between calm and chaos, order and confusion. The works investigate on a number of different levels and bring together beautifully-made, hand-cut, burnished and smoke-fired thread holders, dyed yarns and a strong
communication through medium. Her work is often described as "packing a powerful punch." She works from her studio in West Dorset and was recently selected for the Dorset Makers book. In 2017 she won the Ilminster Open prize and has a piece on permanent display at Dorset County Hospital. A long standing member and trustee of Dorset Visual Arts, a full member of Dorset Craft Guild and an active member of Wessex Contemporary Artists, she exhibits regularly. At Homerton College, Cambridge for post graduate studies she was involved in Kettles Yard, Wysing Arts and was a founding member of Cambridge Open Studios. Other exhibitions include The Contemporary Textile Gallery in London, The Study Gallery in Poole, The National Gallery- Pigott Education Centre, Walford Mill Crafts and Dorset County Museum.