Upcoming exhibitions, projects & events

Crafted Collectables group exhibition at Sarah Myerscough Gallery alongside major works by Wycliffe Stutchbury: 6 May – 22 May 2021
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 10am – 4pm

The Old Boathouse
1 White Hart Lane
SW13 0PX London

Nearest train station: Barnes Bridge, 20 min journey from Waterloo

+44 (0) 20 7495 0069

Earthbound: a fascination with what lies beneath our feet
Collaborative exchange project and exhibition, workshop and in-discussion event between Jane Ponsford and ceramicist Kim Norton,  as part of the Ground Works exhibition series: 17 June – 27 June 2021
Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Setting
Three Storeys 
Bristol Old Road
Nailsworth GL6 OJE

Earthed: Papermaking inspired by place
Three Storeys
Monday 28 June 11 am – 3 pm.
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Earthbound In Conversation with Artists Jane Ponsford and Kim Norton
Three Storeys
Saturday 26 June 5pm

An Illustrated talk/discussion/conversation on the Earthbound exhibition featuring new works by artist/papermaker  Jane Ponsford and ceramicist/curator Kim Norton as part of ‘Ground Works’ project at Three Storeys,
Their unique collaboration resulted in unexpected responses to their local landscapes. The studies and resulting objects, artefacts and pieces represent an artistic conversation about ‘Earth’. This Conversation with Jane and Kim looks at 9 months of exchanges and sharing.
Cafe/bar will be open

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Warp, Weft, Stitch, Thread 3 July – 8 August Group Exhibition at Gallery 57, Arundel, Sussex

Talk at Reading Museum in connection with the exhibition Drawing Now Nov / Dec 2021 date tbc

Recent events

  • 28 Feb – 4 March 2021 Broken Beauty online group exhibition with Sarah Myerscough Gallery at Collect
  • 21 Nov 2020 – 27 Feb 2021 Gathering group exhibition at Make Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset featuring  Jane Ponsford, Mark Reddy, Romilly Saumarez Smith and Katie Spragg
  • My work can be found at The New Craftsmen, London and on their website
  • I teach papermaking at West Dean
  • Earthfast workshop at Ditching Museum of Art + Craft, 12 Sept 2020 cancelled
  • Thursday 4 April 2019 Papermaking at Heckfield Place with Hole & Corner
  • 2018 – 19 Terrain, a project set in the Surrey ANOB as part of Surrey Unearthed with Surrey Hills Arts
  • 15 – 18 July 2019 Papermaking with natural colours, West Dean
  • Last weekend in July 2019, short papermaking workshops with Hole & Corner at Port Eliot Festival

Qualifications & membership

  • 1983 BA (Hons) 1st Class, Fine Art, Kingston School of Art, Kingston-upon-Thames
  • 1995 City & Guilds 730 part 1 Further & Adult Education Certificate
  • 2006 Community Arts Training: Surrey County Arts
  • Member of IAPMA, The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists

Solo / two person exhibitions

  • 2019 Terrain, various venues across the Surrey Hills AONB as part of Surrey Unearthed
  • 2017 Infinity, two person, Gemma Cossey & Jane Ponsford, curated by Jane Boyer, Arthouse 1, London
  • 2008 Translations, The Lightbox, Woking
  • 2008 Books from the Landscape, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
  • 2007- 8 Papertrails, various venues throughout Elmbridge, Surrey as part of a one year landscape project supported by Arts Council England

Group exhibitions

  • 2021 Broken Beauty group exhibition with Sarah Myerscough Gallery at Collect 2021
  • 2020 Gathering at Make Hauser & Wirth, Somersetfeaturing  Jane Ponsford, Mark Reddy, Romilly Saumarez Smith and Katie Spragg
  • 2019 Winter / Festive display and installation at The New Craftsmen Gallery, London
  • 2019 Winter Salon, Offshoot Gallery, London
  • 2019 PaperGallery 57, Arundel, Sussex
  • 2019 Lines Etc, with White Noise Projects, One Paved Court, Richmond, London
  • 2019 Past and Present Tense, with White Noise ProjectsThe Crypt Gallery, London
  • 2019 The everyday has a certain strangeness, curated by Alessandra Taccia, St Peter’s Church, Cambridge
  • 2019 Colour Journeys, a group exhibition alongside Women’s Work, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex
  • 2018 Unearthed Exhibition, Leith Hill Place, Surrey
  • 2018 SFSA Drawing Open, No Format Gallery, London
  • 2018 A contour, a curve – the lie of the land, Gallery 57, Arundel, West Sussex
  • 2017 RED, with Platform Peer Group, Rottingdean, Brighton
  • 2016 Threads – Open Textiles, selected by Mchael Brennand-Wood and Polly Leonard, Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury
  • 2015 Select Showcase, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • 2015 Passing Moment, installation, Winchester City Museum, Winchester, Hampshire as part of 10 Days Chalk
  • 2015 Cloth and Thread, Two Person Exhibition, West Dean, West Sussex
  • 2014 Selected at Newark Park,Newark Park, Gloucestershire
  • 2013 Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, ZeitgeistArtsProjects, London
  • 2013 Share and Exchange, ZeitgeistArtsProjects, London
  • 2012 Xmas BOGOF WW Gallery, London
  • 2011 First Anniversary: Paper, Unit Twelve, Staffordshire
  • 2009 In To Land, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
  • 2008 Paper Foundations, Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering
  • 2008 Recycled by Design, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford and The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008 Connection, selected by Caroline Worthington, Curator of Art, York Museums Trust, York Art Gallery, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, USA
  • 2007 Delicate Situations, Web-based
  • 2006 GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool
  • 2006 Objects in Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield, curated by Tom Newell, Penny Whitehead & Daniel Simpkins
  • 2006 Paperworks: Paper Art in the 21st Century, Bury Art Gallery, Bury
  • 2005 The ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
  • 2004 Pulped, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
  • 1999 Paper, Ikon touring exhibition, Birmingham
  • 1998 Field, exhibition touring to Scunthorpe Museum, Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery and Pitshanger Gallery, Ealing, London
  • 1997 Field, Chapman Gallery, Salford University, Salford
  • 1996 New Paper, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield
  • 1995 In + Out of Paper, Alternative Arts, London
  • 1995 Boxing Clever, Chertsey Museum, Chertsey
  • 1994 Old Object / New Subject, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham
  • 1994 Recent work, Space Frame, Gillingham, Kent
  • 1994 Paperworks, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
  • 1993 Truth, Dare, Promise, Gillingham Open, Gillingham
  • 1984 New Contemporaries, ICA, London
  • 1983 Stowells Trophy Exhibition, Royal Academy, London

Curating / Selecting

  • 2013  Mr Sherriff’s Artists, for R C Sherriff Trust, Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames, Surrey
  • 2008 – 2011 Artist Residency project, St George’s Arts, Surrey
  • 2008 MAstar Selector for Axisweb
  • 2009 MAstar Selector for Axisweb
  • 1995 In + Out of Paper, Group Exhibition, Alternative Arts, London

Recent Workshops

  • 2019 Papermaking – Transformation: Pulp to Paper, afternoon workshop alongside From the Book to the Book, Exhibition at Offshoot Gallery, London
  • 15 – 18 July 2019 Papermaking with natural colours, West Dean
  • Last weekend in July 2019, short papermaking workshops with Hole & Corner at Port Eliot Festival
  • 2 June 2019 short papermaking workshops, West Dean Festival
  • 4 May 2019 short papermaking workshops as part of a day of Natural Dye demos and workshops at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
  • 4 April 2019, Papermaking at Heckfield Place with Hole & Corner
  • 16 & 17 July 2016, Art in Action: Introduction to Papermaking.

Selected teaching and workshops

  • 2016 – present Papermaking Short Course Tutor, West Dean, Sussex
  • 2015 Papermaking workshop at Select Showcase, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • 2015 Creative Papermaking with Colour and Thread, Short Course, West Dean, Sussex
  • 2014 Papermaking Workshop, SIT select 2014, Painswick, Gloucestershire
  • 2012 People, Places and Papermaking, workshops at Barnard Castle and Winston, County Durham for The Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership
  • 2010 Papermaking workshop and demonstration, Renaissance Late, The British Museum, London
  • 2010 Practical papermaking, The British Museum, London
  • 2009 Making Paper with Jane Ponsford, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
  • 2009 Papermaking,  with Epsom Salts, Bourne Hall, Surrey
  • 2008 Family Workshop: Papermaking, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008 Pulp Fiction: Papermaking, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford
  • 2008 Papermaking, Riverhouse Barn, Walton, Surrey
  • 2008 Progressive Paper, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
  • 2008 Assisted on Alinah Azadeh’s Crafting Space at Origin, Somerset House
  • 2007 Papermaking workshops with schools, Hurst Park Primary, St Albans, Cardinal Newman School, Surrey, Esher Church School, Surrey
  • 2007 Assisted The Making, West Dean, Sussex

Projects and Commissions

  • 2020 Earthbound collaborative exchange project with ceramicist Kim Norton, as part of Ground Works projectwith Select Arts Stroud
  • 2018 – 19 Terrain, a project set in the Surrey ANOB as part of Surrey Unearthed with Surrey Hills Arts
  • 2015 Passing Moment, landscape project based on walks along the South Downs, Winchester City Museum, Hampshire
  • 2014 The Collecting Instinct, materials-based project
  • 2014 A landscape in ten parts, landscape project, Newark Park, Gloucestershire
  • 2012 Home Ground, short environmental paper-making project, Elmbridge, Surrey
  • 2010 Trace, environmental art and paper-making project, ACS International School, Cobham, Surrey
  • 2008 Translations, 10 week residency and exhibition, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey
  • 2008 Storytrees: Contemporary Art in the Surrey Landscape, The Lightbox Gallery, Woking
  • 2007 Papertrails: art in the landscape, 12-month residency in the Elmbridge woods and commons, Surrey
  • 1999 Binding Line, a series of wall-peices for Eversheds Ltd, Birmingham
  • 1997 Colour Field for the Chapman Gallery, Salford University

Competitions, prizes and awards

  • 2012 Capital Grant, The R. C. Sherriff Trust, Elmbridge
  • 2009 Shortlisted for ARC Craft Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
  • 2008 Selected by Arts & Business for Visual
  • 2007 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, South East
  • 1993 Prizewinner, Truth Dare Promise, Gillingham Open, Gillingham
  • 1982 Travelling Scholarship, Stanley Picker, Florence

Publications and interviews

  • 2019 The Everyday Has a Certain Strangeness, an article in Lissome, by Reeme Idris, photographs: Genevieve Lutkin
  • 2019 Jane Ponsford, an interview in Issue 18 of Hole&Corner magazine, words: Stephanie  Donaldson, Photographs: Michael Bodium
  • 2017 Infinity, an interview with Gemma Cossey and Jane Ponsford by Jane Boyer
  • 2014 Thread, a publication from a collaborative project with SHARE collective based at Fabrica, Brighton
  • 2012 BBC Surrey, interviewed by Emily Jeffery
  • 2011 Track Changes, an artist’s book with Figure Ground
  • 2010 Artists’ Books, Nature and the Landscape, Sarah Bodman:
  • 2008 The art of blogging, a-n collections, Jane Watt
  • 2008 Visual Catalogue for Arts & Business
  • 2007 a-n Magazine, Artists’ projects in progress: Jane Ponsford, Papertrails residency
  • 1999 Paper: An Inspirational Portfolio, Gabrielle Falkiner, Watson-Guptill ISBN10:0823003043
  • 1994 Vogue Magazine


  • 2011 Track Changes, Figure Ground, LV21, a decommissioned Lightship on the Kent Coast
  • 2010 Residency and environmental art project, ACS International School, Cobham
  • 2008 Ten week residency, The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
  • 2007 Papertrails, 12 Month artist residency, Elmbridge Commons, Surrey