Taking inspiration from her local Norfolk countryside, history and tradition, flora and fauna, recent graduate Jane Crisp believes that functional objects can be elevated, in very simple ways to create heirlooms and longevity in the designs we live with every day.
Her small batch of steam bent Oak, Ash & Cherry vessels form nature’s carriers or trugs. The inspiration for these practical objects comes from Norfolk reeds & draws on her creative personal connections with local heritage & low tech processes.
The Trugs are produced in batches but their integrity is not lost as the steam bending process creates organic ‘one off’ pieces. The process is inspired by historic boat building techniques and copper fixings.
What the Wesley-Barrell #CraftAwards judges said of Jane’s Trugs…
“A refreshingly contemporary take on the classic trug. While the fluid form references the traditional process and materials, Crisp adds an unexpected touch by juxtaposing brass and copper with oak.”
Her current ‘Trug’ collection featured on the front cover of Craft & Design magazine and has featured in Crafts.
In 2015, Jane was selected by the Crafts Council for their Hothouse Programme, a kind of ‘one to watch’ initiative designed to nurture artists and establish a strong foundation for their business as they develop their careers.
See Jane’s work here