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Jane Keith

Artist Biography

Jane Keith, a textiles designer based in Scotland since 1997. She specialises in custom printed cashmere and silk products inspired by colour and pattern. Each piece is handmade in her home-studio in Wormit, Scotland. Each one is individually crafted and completely unique.

Jane is a local artist based in North Eas tFife, born Glasgow 1972. She has been producing printed Textiles since establishing her business in 1997.

For the last decade, Jane has been creating textiles inspired from the local countryside in North East Fife.  

The juxtaposition of natural rolling fields and mechanical interventions and how they change the composition of the land.  I see pattern everywhere I look – stripes, chevrons, dots, dashes, abstract composition, layer upon layer of repetition of marks and textured surfaces. Colour is a key factor and often interpreted in a bold graphic way.  These are all frequently referenced from ploughed fields, tractor trails, strong composition of yellows of rape seed fields, fences and boundaries (both new and decayed), rolling hills of crops and forests.  

With each season this shifts and evolves, continuing to supply never-ending possibilities of how pattern may be layered onto cloth.

Her role as Co Programme Director for Textile Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, where she has lectured for over twenty years, is an exciting two-way exchange of values and design process with the next wave of designers.

Clients over the years have ranged from TV personalities, particularly popular with Newscasters, to large commercial names, and include: Liberty of London, V&A Museum, London, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) NY, Scottish Executive, British Embassy, Designers Guild, Christopher Farr Handmade Rugs, The Scottish Gallery, Contemporary Applied Arts.  

Selected Exhibitions