cambridge contemporary art

Jane Crisp

Jane is an international award-winning artist working from her home studio and workshop surrounded by beautiful countryside in Hale Fen, Cambridgeshire.

Her designs are made to use and love, amplifying traditional techniques in a contemporary way, experimenting with the methodologies of making and evolutionary crafts.

The inspiration for her small batches of steam-bent trugs comes from the Norfolk reeds and draws on her creative personal connections with local heritage and low-tech processes.

Steam-bending, the clinker like construction and copper nails and roves used the trugs derives from traditional boat-builder’s techniques. They also create sculptural qualities and if you catch these vessels in the wind they will rock like boats.


The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £95-£220.

Please note that Jane’s work is made to order

Please allow a four week waiting time for any orders

Large Ash, Brass and Copper Trug

43 x 36 x 40cm


Medium Ash, Brass and Copper Trug

30 x 23 x 26cm


Small Ash and Copper Egg Shaped Trug

20 x 16 x 19cm


Medium Ash and Copper Egg Shaped Trug

30 x 26 x 27cm


Large Ash and Copper Egg Shaped Trug

38 x 32 x 33cm