After 25 years of creating ceramic animals and other sculptures out of her home studio in Waiwera, Jill moved to Snells Beach.
No longer having room for drying or firing her sculptures, Jill migrated to a textural and often colourful medium of recycled fabrics and wire. Each sculpture is unique.
Jill is very passionate about animals and their welfare. Most of her work seeks to capture their individual personalities and to reflect that special bond that can exist between us and our animals.
As an artist she has been invited to present her work in many exhibitions and held an exhibition of her own in Tauranga after the Rena disaster - showcasing the plight of the penguins.
Jill has taught ceramic classes for home-schooled and local children. And for three years she tutored as a ceramic artist on a voluntary basis at the Auckland City Mission.
"Msaada" - Cheetah. A one-off, handmade sculpture created from wire and fabric. Size: 112cm (H) x 95cm (L) x 54cm (W)
"Woodle" - Dog. Half Poodle, half wool. A unique, one-off, hand made sculpture in wire, fabric and wool. Size: 83cm (H) x 102cm (L) x 43cm (W).
"Hare". Made from recycled hemp over wire, a unique hand made sculpture with lots of character. Size: 85cm (H) x 48cm (L) x 33cm (W).
"Farm Boy"- Rooster. Made from recycled hemp over wire, a unique hand made sculpture with lots of character. Size: 60cm (H) x 42cm (L) x 34cm (W).
- 2023: Mahurangi Artist Studio Trail
2022: Mahurangi Artist Studio Trail
2020: Mahurangi Artist Studio Trail
2019/2020: “Creatures” Emma-Jean Gallery, Silverdale
2019: Mahurangi Artists’ Studio Trail
2019: Estuary arts Orewa
2018: “Art Fusions” Carmel College
2015: “Art Fusions” Carmel College
2013: “Art Fusions” Carmel College
2013: Creative Tauranga - solo exhibition based on the Rena disaster.
2012 : Harbour View Te Atatu penninsular.
2010: Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens.
2010: “The Ark” Depot Art Space.
2010: “Art in the garden” Source Decor.
2010: Hospice Garden tour.
2009: “Great Expectations” Estuary Arts
2009: Matariki Estuary Arts
2009: “Colours” Estuary Arts
2009: Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens
2009: “Dimensions” Waitoki School.
2008: Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens
2006: Nestle brae.
2005: Fragments. Art Station.
2004: Puhoi garden art at The Cheese Factory.
2003: “Fire and Clay” at Auckland Studio Potters.