NAME. Jayne Sparks
Central St Martins, London Foundation in art and design. 1989-91 , 4
out of 4 A grades, including studies in painting, sculpture,
photography, ceramics, printing fashion and life drawing.
Morley College, London. 1990 life drawing, and artists do the
C.C.T.A. Carmarthen 1994. HND Sculpture, 6 out of 6 distinctions for
practical work including bronze casting, mould making, stone and
wood carving, welding (arc and mig), blacksmithing, carpentry,
and joinery. Gained experience with large power tools and
received a prize for best stone carver.
Gained a certificate in chainsaw competence with the National Trust
in Pumpsaint 2002
Currently doing a BA top-up in Fine Art Sculpture at Carmarthen
school of the arts
Royal College of Furniture, London. Exhibition of Women
Commissioned to paint 5 large backdrops for the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra's International Music Festival. Exhibited in Milan,
Dusseldorf, New York, Paris and Geneva, 1990.
Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, 1996. Selected from CCTA finals to
represent college with paintings and stone carvings.
Carmarthen Library, 1995. Annual open exhibition.
Glastonbury Festival 1997, 98, 2000, 01, 02. exhibited paintings and
carvings, and held stone carving workshops with not just a bunch of
Bath Arts Fringe Festival 1997, 98, 99, 2000,01,02. Exhibited
paintings and carvings in the Royal Crescent, and held stone carving
The Big Green Gathering, Wiltshire, 1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02,
exhibited paintings and carvings, and held stone carving workshops
Drovers Arts Festival, Lampeter, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 as a
founder member of a local group of people who brought the festival
home, organising stone carving workshops, and exhibiting paintings
Plus various exhibitions in local, low key venues, including
restaurants, craft shops and cafes 1996-2004. Also supplied handmade
cards to various local craft shops.
The Woodfest Wales, St Asaph, welsh chainsaw carving competition,
Cwmman Environmental fair, commission for public sculpture, 2004
Sandringham Palace, 1st British open chainsaw carving competition,
From 1996 I have spent the summer months attending festivals and
crafts fairs organising stone carving workshops,
I have also given my time freely to a number of local schools
and youth groups offering a variety of projects form stone
carving, mask making, mosaic, collage etc.
In the last couple of years I have been developing my chainsaw
carving skills, as a means of making larger more spontaneous pieces
I am also working on a number of ideas in Steel and other metals, as
part of my final year BA in Fine Art Sculpture, I am hoping to bring
my chainsaw carving and my steel ideas together, for my final show
in June 2005
Stone. Metal. Paintings. Contact Me.