Who we are

Jane’s Art Center, the creative idea of founder and local resident Terry Jane England, is named after her mother, Jane Smith. A true spirit of New Smyrna Beach, Jane was a single parent; an artist; an environmentalist and an animal advocate. She died unexpectedly in 1979 at the age of 40. Honoring the life of Jane Smith, Jane's Art Center began with its name , and it stands now as the most prestigious clay center in Volusia County.

Our Vision

Being a Ceramics Arts Center, we at Jane’s believe that working with clay it’s a lifelong journey and we want to share this journey with our community. We aim to become a catalyst for the ceramics arts in Volusia county, and to make the city of New Smyrna Beach a home for the ceramic arts in the United States, and the world.  

Our Mission

Integrating our studio, gallery and education department, we strive to provide unique opportunities for growing artists, students and experienced professionals to share their clay journey.

Our plan is to continue providing the highest standards in our classes, workshops, and gallery events, while keeping at our core the love that initially gave birth to Jane’s Art Center.


"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."
–Mark Van Doren

Jacob Coronado

As the Gallery manager at Jane's Art Center, I look forward to providing a space that is inclusive, beautiful and inspiring for our community, while keeping the spirit of Jane and Terry Jane England alive.

Andres Montenegro

Andres is a ceramics artist and Ceramics Adjunct Professor at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, and at Jane’s Art Center in New Smyrna FL. His work for the MFA thesis show was purely sculptural, but vessels are still part of his making.

Ashley Hess
Studio Manager

As a Studio Manager at Jane's, I handle operations and support artists during open sessions, while also being an educator at Heritage Middle School, emphasizing artistic growth and community involvement. My art, specializing in ceramics and 2D mediums, focuses on nature and animals, with ongoing projects like the Animals of Florida series, exhibited internationally.

Julie Latayan

Florida based artist Julie Latayan has been honing her skills in sculpture for the past several years. As a self-taught artist, Julie began her career as a painter and muralist. Her love of art and wish to share her talents led her to teach high school art for five years, and later opening her own gallery/studio.

Carly Gibran

Carly Gibran began working in clay in 1997 and earned a degree in Fine Art from Stetson University in 2003. She works with porcelain, making functional and sculptural ceramics that are inspired by the natural world. She has over 15 years experience teaching art and joined the Jane’s Art Center staff when they opened in 2019.



In every success story, there's a supportive team that makes it all possible

CarolAnn Jeronimo

Facility & Membership Manager


Rita West

Events Manager


Miranda Price

Digital Operations Manager

Our timeline

Our History


Great New and Joint Ventures

Great news, pottery enthusiasts!  
We're thrilled to announce that we have brand-new workshops lined. And that's not all! We're also joining forces with the fantastic Hub community to create an even more vibrant and creative space for everyone!

Get ready to immerse yourself in the joy of pottery and be a part of this incredible journey with us! Let's create, connect, and have a blast together!
See you at the Hub!


Raku Workshops

Exciting Raku Workshops - Experienced the Magic of Fire and Clay.

Started our monthly captivating Raku Workshops - a truly enchanting and unique pottery experience! It was an amazing opportunity to unleash creativity and create extraordinary pottery pieces with the captivating Raku technique!

it was a thrilling journey of discovery as everyone witnessed the unpredictable and stunning results that Raku firing brought to their masterpieces!



Throughout 2020, Jane's Art Center dedicated its efforts to delving into the realm of Raku pottery, meticulously crafting a range of Raku classes and workshops.

This period marked a transformative journey of exploration and innovation as we navigated the intricacies of bringing this ancient Japanese technique to our students.

With unwavering commitment, we meticulously developed a curriculum that would encapsulate the essence of Raku, ensuring that each class and workshop was imbued with the rich history and hands-on experience this art form demands.


The Start

Once upon a time, Terry England and Kelly Berning created an artistic haven together.

Their shared passion for pottery and ceramics led to the grand opening of a creative sanctuary where imaginations took flight. The doors opened, and beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike stepped into a world of hands-on workshops, exploring the art of clay.

The local creativity thrived and flourished, fostering self-expression and artistic growth.