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About Jane Cameron

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I first took up silk painting at the 2001 Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, when the Fabric Colour Workshop were doing taster sessions. I went with curiosity, and came home with a large frame, some silk, a brush and a box of little bottles of paint!

Since then, I have completed my City and Guilds qualification in creative textiles (silk painting), and the "Access to Art & Design" Diploma at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham. I enjoy teaching silk painting and helping each student to achieve their potential.

I have written tutorials on aspects of silk painting for Crafts Beautiful Magazine and Creative Crafting Magazine, and contributed three projects to "Craft", which was published by Dorling Kindersley. I appeared (briefly!) on Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution (BBC2) and was interviewed by the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of a project on traditional crafts.

I have also been working in fused glass since 2009, and have my own home workshop. I have been on a number of courses at Glasszoo, UCA Farnham, Warm Glass and The Glass Hub, and have also attended workshops at the International Festival of Glass. I am a member of Glass Beadmakers UK and have been featured in their Magazine and Journal.

I am a member of the Guild of Silk Painters, Surrey Artists Open Studios, Glass Beadmakers UK and Woking Arts Hub. I am also the Publicity Officer for both the Guild of Silk Painters and Woking Arts Hub.
 
I produce a range of hand made accessories and homewares from hand painted silk and fused glass, suitable for all occasions. My silk painting courses are also listed on craftcourses.com.

Please do let me know if you have any questions. You can also visit www.surreycelloteacher.co.uk to find out about my other work.

Art Qualifications:
City and Guilds in Creative Textiles (silk painting)
Access to Art & Design Diploma - University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Professional Development:
I have attended silk courses taught by Margaret Dunning, Jill Kennedy, Wendy Riddick, Mandy Southan, Leonard Thompson and Isabella Whitworth, among others.
I have attended glass courses at the International Festival of Glass, with a number of different tutors at Warm Glass, at UCA Farnham and at Glasszoo with Julia and Colin Webster, and at the Glass Hub with Helga Watkins-Baker.

Exhibitions:
"Fun, Fusion and Fantasy", West End Centre, Aldershot, June 2014
Open Exhibition, West End Centre, Aldershot, 18th November - 18th December 2013
Surrey Artists Open Studios 2012
National Needlework Archive Open Studios 2011
Surrey Artists Open Studios 2010
Bourne Hall 2010
Alexandra Palace 2009

Articles:
Surrey Life Magazine, 2016
GBUK Journal, 2014
Flame GBUK e-Magazine, 2014
Crafts Beautiful Magazine, 2012, 2013
Creative Crafting Magazine, 2013, 2014
Guild of Silk Painters Journal, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Popular Crafts Magazine, 2011

Books:
2012 - Three projects (Silk Painting, Silk Screen Printing and Batik) in "Craft", published by Dorling Kindersley (October 2012).

Press & Media:
2013 - Demonstrated silk painting for the BBC TV series "Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution"
2010 - Interviewed by the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of their "local crafters" project

Workshop and Commission Clients include:
The Choral Foundation of the Chapel Royal
The Embroiderers Guild
The Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
The Lightbox Art Gallery Woking
Rhydian's X-Factor Fan Club
ING Bank
West End Centre, Aldershot

Positions:
2016-present - Publicity Officer, Woking Arts Hub
2012-present - Publicity Officer, Guild of Silk Painters
2011-2015 - Vice Chair, Guild of Silk Painters
2005-present - Head of the Surrey & London Branch of the Guild of Silk Painters

Memberships:
Guild of Silk Painters: Gallery page
Glass Beadmakers UK: Gallery page
Surrey Artists Open Studios: Member page
Woking Arts Hub
Incorporated Society of Musicians

Music Teaching:
I am also a trained classical musician and offer private tuition in Cello, Piano and Theory of Music. I also teach at St Hilary's School, Godalming. Please visit www.surreycelloteacher.co.uk to find out more.

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