In 1980 Jane went to the North Staffordshire Polytechnic to study Ceramics. She fell in love with the glass being made next door and the affair with glass was started. She loved the immediate finished article and then went to study. On finishing her degree she went to the heart of the British glass industry, Dudley near Stourbridge in the Midlands.
In 1987 Jane Charles studio glass was formed and after moving several times to larger premises Jane is now firmly entrenched in Newcastle.