Jane Ponsford - Paper Artist

Jane Ponsford is an artist and papermaker based in London and South East England. She works using repetitive processes, constructing sculptural forms made up of hundreds of near identical fragments to make bookworks, sculpture and installations.

Although in the past she has used a variety of materials, recently she has mainly concentrated on working with handmade paper.

‘I enjoy using this material because it brings together surface and form. It is evocative, reminiscent of documentation and archives. Staining and tearing easily, it can be seen as the receptive surface for forensic investigation or a blank form to catch light or shadow. Much of my work outside involves papermaking. I love the contradictory nature of working with a fragile, ephemeral material in difficult, dirty surroundings at the mercy of the weather.

Jane is a member of IAPMA, the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists. She exhibits nationally and teaches papermaking in a variety of settings ranging recently from The British Museum, Stroud International Textiles, West Dean College and out in the landscape.