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Jane Gordon Clark enjoys a triple career as sculptor, artist and designer. 

Jane founded the specialist wallpaper company, Ornamenta in 1987, 
for which she creates all their unique designs.

Her art work and sculpture are frequently exhibited in London galleries.

She was a Trustee of the VIctoria and Albert Museum for eight years and
previously Chairman of The Friends of the V&A.

Currently she is a Trustee of Heatherley's Art School in Chelsea. 

 

Jane Gordon Clark trained in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, and on leaving began to work in Graphic Design, while continuing to paint and sculpt. 

She founded her own graphic design company in 1975, designing children’s books, Christmas cards and calendars. She was also appointed Design Consultant to Fine Art Development plc. 

Jane became a member of the Guild of Glass Engravers and showed in their exhibitions while working on many private commissions.

Gradually Jane moved into design for interiors. Using the techniques  learned in publishing, she painted innovative trompe l’oeil borders, pre-cut and  designed to look like architectural mouldings. These were the initial designs of the specialist wallpaper company Ornamenta she founded in 1987, which rapidly developed in size and reputation both in Britain and America. 

Collections of specialist hand-printed wallpapers followed. These unique designs were recognised for their individuality and sold extensively in countries throughout the world to interior designers, architects and specifiers.

In 2000, Jane launched a groundbreaking collection of digital imagery for walls. Called Hothouse Flowers, this was an entirely new concept in wallpaper design, enabling a single image to cover an entire wall; it was enthusiastically received by interior designers and architects who were excited by this innovative technique. 

Jane has held solo exhibitions of her work from this Hothouse Flowers collection, at the Oxo Tower Gallery in 2003 and the Orangery Gallery in 2006, as well as other London galleries. Works from these collections have been commissioned for public spaces, hotels and private houses in the UK and internationally.

As a result of her design work Jane has been commissioned to write three books on design:

Paper Magic published in 1991

Italian Style published in 1999

Wallpaper in Decoration published in 2001

She has also given many lectures on design and wallpaper in the UK and the US.

Jane’s interior design work covers many fields from public buildings to domestic interiors for private clients. She works in a traditional style sympathetic to listed buildings and is equally experienced in creating contemporary interiors.

Jane Gordon Clark has always been committed to the world of art and design and is currently a trustee of Heatherley’s Art School in Chelsea.

Appointments:

Jane Gordon Clark was one of more than 100 leading designers, architects and artists chosen to celebrate the recent 150th anniversary of the opening of London's Victoria And Albert Museum in South Kensington. Many figures from the design world have contributed a page to an anniversary album, conveying in words and images what they find most inspiring about the V&A and its collections.

Jane Gordon Clark was one of more than 100 leading designers, architects and artists chosen to celebrate the recent 150th anniversary of the opening of London's Victoria And Albert Museum in South Kensington. Many figures from the design world have contributed a page to an anniversary album, conveying in words and images what they find most inspiring about the V&A and its collections.

- Trustee of Heatherley’s Art School Chelsea (2016 -  to date)

Previous appointments have included:

- Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum (2000-2008)

- Chairman of the Friends of the V&A (1991 – 2001)

Member of the V&A Development Board (2008 – 2014)

- Committee member of The Theatre Museum (2002- 2004)

- Freeman of the Painter Stainers Company (1981)

Jane Gordon Clark has always been committed to the world of Art and Design and is a devoted supporter of the Victoria and Albert Museum, which has been a source of inspiration for much of her work.