Jane Dorner
Jane Dorner


About Jane Dorner

Jane Dorner is 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.

Jane was appointed Editor of Glass Circle News and elected as a Brother of the ArtWorkers’ Guild in January 2010. She also edits the Guild's publications.

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 and regular contributor to the Newsletter
Honorary Editor of the ArtWorkers' Guild (ongoing)

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

2001 - 2003
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)