Our Story

Beautiful designs & quality craftsmanship.

At Jane Blease we design and make wooden lighting, interior accessories and jewellery. Our focus is on creating sustainable, quality products with minimal elegance and attention to detail to fit seamlessly into any environment.

History & Influences

 From handcrafted wooden lampshades, table lamps and wall lamps to artwork, brooches, bookmarks and necklaces; each piece is intricately laser cut, meticulously hand-embroidered and carefully constructed from fine wood veneers. 

Jane has always loved woodwork, remembering as a young girl her dads projects around the home and garden. Jane specialised in woodwork in her second year at university and spent all her time in the workshop 'playing' with all the tools and machinery.
When Jane set up in 2007 her lighting products were a combination of flat pack pieces and mitred cubes which had hidden internal routed patterns. Driven by materials and processes, the unexpected marriage of wood and thread was born in 2010 when Jane began experimenting with her pyrography pen, piercing holes into wood veneer and intuitively stitching through it, creating surface texture, pattern and colour. 
As a child Jane used to sit and stitch with her grandmother, which has greatly influenced her process, it is a nostalgic and therapeutic process for her.

Studio & Bespoke

Jane Blease has been designing and manufacturing lighting and interior products since 2007. Branded  ‘antiques of the future’ by Homes & Antiques magazine, Jane proudly hand makes each product to last and one day become cherished heirlooms. Jane has been based at The Manchester Craft and Design Centre since November 2008, an historic Victorian market building in the heart of the creative Northern Quarter, Manchester, England. If you wish to meet Jane in person, please get in touch to find out which days she will be in the studio. Here you can watch products being manufactured, speak to Jane, discuss your requirements for bespoke designs or chose from the many products we have in stock. 
We are more than happy to discuss one off pieces and work to commission to create bespoke pieces to match your interior. This is what we enjoy best... Don't forget to stop for a delicious coffee and cake in the wonderful Oak Street Cafe downstairs.


Galleries & Awards

Jane stocks galleries and independent retailers up and down the country. If you wish to stock Jane's items please get in touch through the contact form.
We work with architects and interior designers to develop lighting and artwork for clients. Whether you need a single piece for a special client or a range of products for a series of residential, hotels and restaurant fits then please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Winner of the Homes and Antiques magazine Award at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and labelled 'Antiques of the Future', 2014. Jane was also Awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the British Craft Trade Fair, 2011. You may also have seen Jane's artwork gracing the walls of the T1 Escape lounge at Manchester Airport.