A curiosity about materials and process are at the heart of the work; which is often labour intensive and intricate. Each piece involves hours of work and is made from a mixture of media; ranging from clay, copper, iron, gold, and lead, to paper, steel and/or silver chosen for their contrasting properties and colours.
Inspiration for the work comes from an interest in a variety of fields; the natural world, geology, archaeology, psychology, microscopy, and intimate landscapes amongst others.
Jan Goodey is a British maker living in Cumbria working across Ceramics, Sculpture and Jewellery.
Initially trained and working as a goldsmith, Jan combined these skills with teaching at The University of Cumbria, formerly Carlisle School of Art, as Leader of the Foundation Studies Course for many years. Later contributing to the BA and MA in Contemporary Applied Arts. Throughout this time her research practice continued and was exhibited widely.
Foundation studies Colchester Institute
BA Jewellery Hornsey College of Art/Middlesex University
MA Art & Design Leeds Metropolitan University
Selected Exhibitions and Awards
2017/18 Cumbria Ceramics, Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria UK
finalist in the Designer/maker category. Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017
finalist Artistic Collaboration category for 'Evocative Objects at Sprint Mill'. Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017
2016/17 Cumbria Ceramics, Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria UK
2016 Evocative Objects. Sprint Mill Gallery, Cumbria UK
2012 Nets. TAFTA Geelong Forum, Corio, Canberra, Australia
2007 The 5th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea
2007 New Craft – Future Voices Conference and Exhibition. University
of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
2006 Castlegate House, Cockermouth, Cumbria UK
2005 Rarefinds Spring. New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey UK
2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery UK
Collections Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear
Abbott Hall, Kendal Cumbria.
Victoria & Albert Museum. London
Museum of Modern Art, New York