The themes for Jarman’s artworks originate from a lifelong interest in biology and the natural world. Inspiration comes from a range of sources; animal, vegetable and mineral but the one common aspect that unites all her thinking, are the core concepts to do with growth & reproduction, duplication, decay & transformation.
Jarman studied at the Royal College of Art receiving her Master’s degree in 2001. She exhibits both in the UK and internationally and has work held in public and private collections worldwide. In 2003 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize and in 2008 won the Established Artist Prize International Glass Context.
She teaches regularly and has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art as well as teaching masterclasses within the UK and France. She lives and works in Hertfordshire, England.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London | Musée-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France | Glasmuseum, Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany | Crafts Council, London | Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston | Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead | The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge