Mary-Jane Evans

"using the kiln as a time machine to scar and erode my pieces."

I am a ceramist and sculptor, whose work is driven by a variety of intense processes to illustrate my childhood experiences. Inspiration comes from the landscape of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast, urban destruction, found objects and architecture.

“ Pushing materials to extremes is fundamental to my work. I use exciting and unpredictable techniques combining porcelain, slate, corrosive materials and minerals using the kiln as a time machine to scar and erode my pieces.”

I enjoy sharing my passion for clay by teaching on a one to one basis and to larger groups, including Age (UK), the Society of Disabled Artists, Early Intervention Team at the RUH, Action on Hearing Loss, The Wellbeing College and I run a number of hand-building workshops from my studio or teaching room at Bath Artists’ Studios where I have been for 15 years.

I am member of the Royal West of England Artists Network, The Crafts Council, A-N, Axis Web, Cotswold Sculptors Association, Bath Society of Artists, Visual Arts Southwest, Arts Award Teacher.


I carry out workshops in my studio for children and adults, from beginners to advanced. Please get in touch for further details. If required I can do workshops in your own home.

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