Maker Directory

Jane Sawyer

Melbourne maker and educator, Jane Sawyer, is known for her ceramic objects where the role of function is as equally considered as the conceptual underpinning by research and enquiry. Informed by traditional apprenticeships both in Australia and in Japan, and guided by the power of the object to engage the body through the sense of touch, fluidity and gesture, Sawyer’s objects invite multiple ways of ‘seeing’. 

Sawyer chooses to work within a simplified material set to enable a deep and naturally evolving exploration over a long period. She exhibits nationally and internationally and is a member of the International Academy or Ceramics.  A committed educator, she is the founding director of Slow Clay Centre, Melbourne, where she passes on the techniques she learnt as an apprentice in Japan. Sawyer’s practice encompasses working toward exhibitions, limited edition series and bespoke commissions.