‘I am a colourist at heart. Colour is at the core of everything!’ Jane Keith
Originally from Edinburgh, Jane Keith comes from a family of artists and studied printed textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. She has been a part-time lecturer at the University since 1996 and she currently lives and works from her studio in Ceres, Fife. Her practice centres on the production of high end, hand printed silkscreens, hand painted wearable textiles and works on paper. Her family life, professional life and rural location are all a constant source of inspiration. Her palette draws on the beautiful horticultural paradise at home which is amplified by an idyllic rural landscape.
Wether it is a limited edition batch of hand painted silk ties, a screen printed cashmere scarf, or a hand painted and printed large wall hanging, each piece is unique. I an involved at every stage of the 'colouring' and 'printing' process, mixing up the dyes and applying this to the fabric.
The base fabrics I use are all carefully chosen with sustainability and ethical making at the forefront. I use UK suppliers and source materials carefully who champion sustainability, are ethical and transparent in their manufacturing processes. The cashmere I use is manufactured in mills in Ayrshire and the Highlands of Scotland. Silk is sourced from a leading UK supplier, who only supply the finest quality silks from ethical weavers.
I use UK manufacturers for all JKD products and stand my belief that all of my production will remain in the UK, and is held as a core business value.