Born in 1954 Jane grew up in the countryside surrounded by the marshlands of Suffolk followed by the valleys and mountains of Wales.
Her mother Sally Seymour was an artist and potter, as was her grandmother Muriel Medworth. Jane's grandfather Frank Medworth was head of Sydney Art School in the late thirties, and her paternal grandfather was Albert Angus Turbayne, printer and book cover designer.
Her father John Seymour was a travel writer, and author of self-sufficiency books among many others.
Although Jane’s upbringing was unconventional and with little formal education, she was always encouraged to read, paint and draw.
Leaving school early she became a life model in Bower Ashton Art College in Bristol. After moving back to Wales she regularly sat for painter and sculptor John Cleal, who supplied her with art materials and encouraged her with her own drawings. Life drawing became an interest.
While raising a family she ran a small craft shop with her wood-turner partner, designing and making clothes, and painting on wood products and silk scarves.
In 1994 Jane moved to Co. Clare, Ireland, where she built a house and a ceramic studio. Surrounded by the rugged landscapes and wild nature of the West of Ireland, some of her spare time is spent observing and sketching, in particular the dynamics of a particular community of crows living on the coast; fascinated by their individual characters and behavior patterns she often portrays this in her work.
She makes strong slab-built bowls and forms, sometimes abstract in shape, with a controlled and defined surface decoration, inspired by her interest for the figurative, mainly birdlife and the human form, working from her studies and life drawings. She draws and engraves directly into the surface of the unfired clay, applying layers of oxides and stains which are re-applied between firings. As well as working from her own life drawings and bird sketches, her main artistic influencers are Modigliani, Gauguin, and Picasso among other great artists.
Jane is a selected member of the Crafts Potters Association, London UK; a member of Ceramics Ireland, and a member of Portfolio Ireland. Her work is in private collections in Ireland; UK; Antwerp; and USA, as well as by the OPW Ireland. She has exhibited in Ireland, Wales, and UK.
In 2022 her work was included for display as one of Irelands selected ceramists for the Fourth Triennialle in Faenza, Italy. Also in 2022 she was awarded the Ceramics Ireland Professional Practice Award