Jane Baker

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Arts Development Director

I was born and bred in Cheltenham, began working in retail before training as a Merchandiser/Design Display at Gloucestershire College.  Having always been passionate about fashion and textiles I went to Newcastle University and gained a First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Art Practice.  I then went on to create various contemporary sculptural pieces that went on tour for 2 years throughout the UK.  My pieces have also featured in the Arts Textile Tour.

Alongside my work as a working artist I am co-Director of Cotswoldweddings.net, a wedding photography business which I love as it combines my love of fashion and photography.

I am really excited about developing the artistic programme for Cheltenham Fashion Week bringing fashion influenced art to Cheltenham and the community.  I plan on collaborating with numerous artists working in various mediums to include sculpture, photography, paintings, installations and textiles.

Fave Style Icon:  Kate Moss

Fave Designers:  Alexander McQueen

Favourite High Street Brand: Top Shop

Guilty Pleasure:  Spending too much on Ebay!

Personal style: Not ruled by trends. Love finding bargains in charity shops and car boot. I always look for fabrics first then look to customise what I buy into something more individual. 


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