Jane Frost
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Willow work and Basketry

I grow and use willow to make sculpture and some baskets. The structures can be as small as the palm of your hand or large enough for several people to sit in.

I use the bark of willow to make unique containers that are very light and sturdy.

Some are made as part of community projects where I teach volunteer groups to make site specific structures. 

 

Fair Trade: Material matters, exhibition and collaborative work

I have had solo exhbitions in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and London, UK. Slavonski Brod, Croatia and participated in group exhbuitions in UK, Russia and Croatia

They all link to my interest in Slow Making. Walking and waterways feature in most together with recycled and found materials 

Fair Trade: Material Matters is ongoing and was initiated as part of the 2nd Moscow Biennale, 2007

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Story Quilts, community projects

I coordinate Story Quilt projects. These are always cross generational community projects, sharing skills and stories. The materials are recycled blankets, the quilts are used for small performance spaces and telling stories. The Fenland and Ouse Washes Story Quilt completed this year has been supported by The Ouse Washes Landscape Partbership.

Art Science collaboration

I have been working with Ana Lopez Ramirez, a researcher at Cambridge department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. Her research into Alzheimers uses DNA from zebra fish and includes looking at the cells under UV light. the fish cells can recycl and re-form to enable healthy fish. it is hoped that these charachteristics will be tranfserred in treatment of humans. 

I have made work that reflects this, using recycled materials and structures, presented in fish tanks and using some materials that reflect UV light.

We have been awarded second prize in the competition and are taking part in Madrid Science week. A  will take place on Thursday 16th November and will be live streamed. 

Workshop results

Participants in my willow workshops make all sorts of things and often go home with wonderful creations.

My Events

Next season of Willow Workshops at WWT Welney
Repeats every month on the 2 of December until Sun Apr 08 2018. Also includes Sat Nov 25 2017.
22 Sep 2017 -
11:00 to 17:00
Willow workshops at WWT Welney visitor centre, Living willow structures, Garden Structures, Sculpture, Christmas decorations
Next season of Willow Workshops at WWT Welney
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Ely Open Gardens
11 Jun 2017 -
15:00 to 19:00
Open Gardens in Ely
Ely Open Gardens
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Prickwillow Phone Box Gallery
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 01 2017.
1 Jun 2017 - 14:00
Prickwillow Phone Box Gallery
Prickwillow Phone Box Gallery
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Art Science collaboration
6 Dec 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00
Final exhibition of collaboration between Spanish Researchers and artists in UK.
Art Science collaboration
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News

Art Science collaboration
Final exhibition of collaboration between Spanish Researchers and artists in UK.
Art Science collaboration
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Art Science collaboration
Jane Frost is participating in Madrid Science week with researcher Ana Lopez Ramirez.
Art Science collaboration
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New workshops site
A new website for workshops in the region
New workshops site
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Prickwillow Phone Box Gallery
Installation in Prickwilow Phone Box Gallery
Prickwillow Phone Box Gallery
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Installation work Clerkenwell Design Festival
Installation for Clerkenwell Design Festival
Installation work Clerkenwell Design Festival
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Art Science collaboration
Art Science collaboration
Art Science collaboration
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Riverside Arts 2017
Riverside Arts Group, New From Old workshop
Riverside Arts 2017
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New baskets
Flower arrangers baskets
New baskets
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Prickwillow Phone Box
Prickwillow Phone Box, willow screens made by Jane Frost
Prickwillow Phone Box
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Willow screens
Ready to install at Prickwillow Phone Box Gallery
Willow screens
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Flower Making workshop
31st May at Prickwillow Engine Museum
Flower Making workshop
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Sculptures on loan
Sculptures for a Quiet Garden at The Croft, child and family therapy unit Fulbourn
Sculptures on loan
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Beacon Shelter near River Exe
Selected to make work for RGS symposium at Exeter University
Beacon Shelter near River Exe
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Growing and recycled materials, textiles, basket making, weaving
The nature of my work can be very varied including tree, pathway, needle or thread. I work on long term projects, collaborations and commissions.
  • Commissions Taken
  • Visitors All Year
  • Tuition Given

I weave and stitch with natural, growing and recycled materials in a variety of settings. I often make work outside and include walking in the process. I am interested in sense of place, why people feel 'At Home' in a locality and how they make use of this and how connected they are to the non-human inhabitants of the locality. I collaborate with artists, scientists and communities. I balance periods of time spent working with communities to working alone in my studio; each is an essential element of my artwork. This year community work has included being workshop facilitator for the , and for the Learning Through Landscapes national helping schools to design pollinator friendly areas in school grounds and running surveys. I collaborated with researcher Ana Lopez-Ramirez, linked to , we won second prize and have been part of