Jane Dorner
Jane Dorner


About Jane Dorner

Jane Dorner became a ‘mid-career-change artist’, coming to glass from very nearly 40 years in publishing. Jane began her career as an art editor for Longman and later migrated from picture researcher at Weidenfeld & Nicolson to fiction reader for Penguin. She has written extensively for the press on a wide variety of subjects from glass, poetry and music to computer software reviews. She now mentors people who are writing memoirs and ran a week's course in France in 2015.

An updated CV gives glass achievements.

See also the article on personalities in publishing by Hazel Bell published in Journal of Scholarly Publishing - Volume 33, Number 2 January 2001 on this link (PDF format).

Professional milestones and memberships

Chairman of the iceandfire company for the ‘theatre of reconciliation’ (2003-2006)Former Chairman of the Copyright Licensing Agency (2001-2003)
Board member of the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (1991-2004)
Hawthornden Fellowship (2004)
Trustee of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation book prize for photography and the moving image (1994-2006)
Judge for the Grierson Trust Award for the best British documentary (1999)
Member of the Editorial Board of Logos: Professional Journal of the Book World and Trustee of the Logos Trust (1992-2004)
Committee member of the British Computer Society Electronic Publishing Specialist Group (1989-2000)
Committee member for trAce ‘Incubation’ conferences on interactive new media (2001 and 2003).  
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2000-2003)
Member of the Society of Bookmen (2002-2007)
Member of the Society of Authors (resigned in 2010)
Member of the Contemporary Glass Society (resigned 2014)

Editor of Glass Circle News (2009-16)

Brother of the ArtWorkers' Guild (2010 and ongoing) & Honorary Editor from 2011-16

Formal training

MA in 3DD Glass (Distinction) at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham (2006-8)
Higher National Certificate in Glass at Westminster Adult Education Services (2005-6)
OCNWM Diploma in the Techniques and Technology of Glass at the International Glass Centre (IGC) in Brierley Hill (2004-5)
Part-time diploma course in Music and Information Technology, City University (1985 - 86)
Diploma in Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art (1966-7)
BA Hons in English and Philosophy, Bristol University (1963-6)
Unfinished pre-diploma course in art and jewellery, Hornsey Art School (1966)

Non-Executive Director Training

Financial Awareness for Directors (in-house ALCS training day run by Nigel Smith, Financial & Management Training Consultancy)
Group Facilitation Skills (3-day course run by the Tavistock Consultancy Service)
4 Executive Coaching sessions (Tavistock Consultancy Service) Negotiation Skills and Techniques (2-day course, run by the Institute of Directors
The Balanced Scorecard as a Management Tool (1-day course run by Organisational and Personal Development Consultants)Effective Decision Making (tailor-made in-house directors’ training day for CLA run by David Kearney, OPDC)