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Jane Knapp Ltd

Bespoke Aged Bronze Patination

8 Feb 2019
Bespoke Aged Bronze Patination
Copper Vathek Wall Lights and Beckford LED Candle Shrouds with Bespoke Aged Bronze Patination. This Finish can be applied to all of Jane's Copper or Brass Lights.

French Oak Table Progress

3 Apr 2018
French Oak Table Progress A French Farmhouse style table made with a self storing extension leaf. The first image shows the bespoke colouring being applied over the super characterful figuring of the timber.


6 Nov 2017
Before.... Jane was commissioned to recreate the mellow look of old, weathered, lichen encrusted, stone walls on a country property near Bath that had undergone extensive restoration with new lime render.
The colour combinations and washes were worked out in the Studio before hand painting on to the new render.

And "After "

6 Nov 2017
A convincing aged effect was achieved using specialist braethable materials and earth pigments.

Wall Sculpture for a Glass Link Building

10 Mar 2017
Wall Sculpture for a Glass Link Building Jane conceived the idea of a glass horse head for refracting a beam of light from the floor of a glass link building where power could not be run into existing stone pillars. The building links an old stable to main house so an equestrian sculpture was appropriate.
Jane modelled first the head in clay, then she cast it in fireproof plaster before it was packed round with clear glass for a slow kiln firing.
Finally the piece was diamond polished.

22kilos, 52 cm high x 25 wide

If you would like to commission a horse head sculpture in glass please contact Jane

Commission for a Conference Dining Room in an Historic House.

10 Mar 2017
Commission for a Conference Dining Room in an Historic House. The Brief : A Table to seat 32 persons in comfort in a Jacobean Hall.

I designed, drew up, and adjusted to the wishes of the client, a working plan with the top and legs suitably scaled to be both strong and elegant. The surface was specified to be carefully coloured and adzed to create a subtle and warm aged effect to complement the ambiance of the hall and it’s huge historic fireplace and furnishings.

The solution agreed was for a 14’6” central refectory table with 20” extensions
flanked by two 48” pedestal tables, the tops connected by secret links to provide a continuous surface.
Specially sourced timber was located with fine figuring and grain, and length to make the enormous central table and the build began in January with a projected delivery in mid Febuary. The completed tables were duly delivered and assembled in the hall to absolute satisfaction of the client. They looked magnificent and a perfect solution for the space.

I have over twenty years experience specifying my range of tables, chairs and servers, interpreting clients’ needs and preferences within the context of their interiors, and enjoy the challenge of finding each unique design solution.