Jane Waksman British

In her twenty years of sculpting Jane’s works can be found in private collections across the UK, Middle East and United States. She has been frequently exhibited at galleries in London and Manchester for solo and group shows. She has also been privately and publicly commissioned; public commissions include a major outdoor piece for the RU Hospital in Bath. 


First drawn to sculpture in her mid-30s Jane was inspired by Hepworth, Chadwick and more generally by the stillness of Ancient Egyptian sculptures. After formal training at a variety of institutions including Central St Martins, Jane began her practice working in plaster which she continued to do for many years, and still does today. This method allows her to explore her core interest – the human form, where she plays with the lines of the body, its shape, and surfaces. 


A major development in Jane’s sculpting career was incorporating traditional stone sculpture into her work, after studying the technique in Carrera with master stone masons. In this medium she pays particular attention to the selection of beautiful and rare stones that she can form into human bodies and faces, taking guidance from nature’s pre-exiting lines and circles already buried within the rock. It’s a combination of the stone itself, and the sculptor, that dictate the final form.


Jane works from her studio in North London and at her studio in Italy where she sources the majority of her stone locally.