Janet Crook is interested in movement. She makes small automations out of found objects, which she then develops into ceramic in an effort to make them last in curious hands. Janet uses simple movements of nodding weighted heads on animals, or wings on fairies from knitted wire. She is still experimenting with other more complicated movements and it keen to see what the next firing will bring.
After studying animation, Janet has shown at the British Film Festival (1987) and at the BAFTA awards in 1986. Janet has also exhibited the Tate Gallery and has written music video story boards for bands such as Madness and Dire Straits. Creating ceramic figures seemed like a natural progression from those models she made in her film production years.
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