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

For more information see 

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. I am happy to talk to studetns in advance of workshops if they have ideas or plans. 

Completed commissions

A commissioned screen for Cambridge story teller Marion Leeper, she will be using it as a backdrop to story telling events in the region.

Willow Decorations

Winter and Christmas decorations for interior or exterior, can be made to order or for gifts. contact me to find out more.

'I Can't Contain Myself'

Theses containers are made to express emotion where words are not enough.

Stitch and Shadows

These stitched panels are made on sacking and fine emboridery threaads, there is more than one way to view them. The shadows create a more subtle and intriguing image than the front more colourful one.

My Events

The Library Presents
26 Jun 2021 - 01:00
Willow workshop taster session
The Library Presents
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Flag Fen Open Day and Solstice celebration
20 Jun 2021 - 11:00 to 17:00
Flag Fen Open Day
Flag Fen Open Day and Solstice celebration
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Ely Open Gardens and artist in residence
9 Jun 2019 - 13:00 to 19:00
Open Gardens in Ely, Open Greenhouse in the Bishops Garden
Ely Open Gardens and artist in residence
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Tracks and Traces Exhibition
16 Jun 2019 - 12:00 to 18:00
The journeys of five women artists, an exhibition of varied work in a unique setting. Bury St Edmunds June 14th - 16th
Tracks and Traces Exhibition
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Tracks and Traces Exhibition
14 Jun 2019 - 18:00 to 22:00
The journeys of five women artists, an exhibition of varied work in a unique setting. Bury St Edmunds June 14th - 16th
Tracks and Traces Exhibition
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Slow Making in Prickwillow
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 29 2019.
1 Jun 2019 - 02:00 to 2 Jun 2019 - 00:00
Slow Making in Prickwillow Box
Slow Making in Prickwillow
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Willow Workshop and sales of Christmas gifts.
1 Dec 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00
Christmas Decorations workshop and items for sale
Willow Workshop and sales of Christmas gifts.
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FrostArt Willow Workshops
15 Sep 2018 - 11:00 to 17:00
Willow Workshops at WWT Welney
FrostArt Willow Workshops
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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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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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Ely Open Gardens
11 Jun 2017 - 15:00 to 19:00
Open Gardens in Ely
Ely Open Gardens
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Next season of Willow Workshops at WWT Welney
11 Jan 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00
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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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2021
Cambridge Open Studios 2021
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News

Volunteer opportunity with Arts and Minds
Looking for a new volunteer for a weekly pottery group for younger people with dementia
Volunteer opportunity with Arts and Minds
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Invitation to take part in 'Fair Trade - Material Matters'
Invitation to COS artists to participate in 'Fair Trade - Material Matters' later this year.
Invitation to take part in 'Fair Trade - Material Matters'
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Workshops and events
Flag Fen Solstice celebrations June 20th
Workshops and events
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Seasonal pop-up shop
In Littleport CB6 1JP FrostArt Pop-up shop is open for Christmas decorations, gifts and Woodfen Honey.
Seasonal pop-up shop
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#OpenWindows2020
Riverside Arts in Littleport for #OpenWindows2020
#OpenWindows2020
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New Year workshops, update skills in living willow
Willow workshops at WWT Welney
New Year workshops, update skills in living willow
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Tracks and Traces
The journeys of five women artists, an exhibition of varied work in a unique setting. Bury St Edmunds June 14th - 16th
Tracks and Traces
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Willow Christmas Decorations for sale
Christmas decorations for Sale in Littleport
Willow Christmas Decorations for sale
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New willow workshop season
Willow Workshop Dates are now confirmed at WWT Welney
New willow workshop season
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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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weaving natural and recycled materials
Contemporary and traditional weaving and stitching, sculpture and textiles, basket-making. Slow Making, collaboration, walking and conversations,
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All my work is about weaving or stitching with natural, growing and recycled materials in a variety of settings. I often make work outside and include walking in the process. I balance periods of time spent working with communities to working alone in my studio; each is an essential element of my artwork. 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 enjoy collaborating with artists, scientists and writers as well as local communities. It has been interesting this year, with restrictions still in place, like everyone else I have been working locally and online much more. Looking forward to meeting people in person this summer.Expressive baskets