Jane Crisp

Steam-bending, the clinker like construction and the use of copper nails and roves derive from traditional boat-builder’s techniques.

Jane is an international award-winning designer maker working from her home studio and workshop surrounded by beautiful countryside in Hale Fen, Cambridgeshire.

Her sculptural designs are made to use and love, amplifying traditional techniques in a contemporary way, experimenting with the methodologies of making and evolutionary crafts.

The inspiration for her small batches of steam-bent trugs comes from the Norfolk reeds and draws on her creative personal connections with local heritage and low-tech processes.

Steam-bending, the clinker like construction and the use of copper nails and roves derive from traditional boat-builder’s techniques. They also create sculptural qualities and if you catch these vessels in the wind they will rock like boats.