Jane Griffin is the founder and main cutter, sander and varnisher of The Barrel Boutique. She is happily married to John. They have one daughter, a slightly crazy dog and live in a little town nestled amongst the vineyards of Languedoc Roussillon in France.
For nearly ten years Jane maintained the many different types of wood on an historic Dutch sailing barge and during that time her love of woodworking grew and developed into a passion. For the last three years Jane and John have been renovating a house and ancient stable building and have discovered that the unblemished French oak used in their locally sourced wine barrels is truly stunning. Examples of their barrel work can be seen around their house. It was whilst creating these initial pieces from the aged, curved, wine stained oak that Jane realised its potential to be recycled into some beautiful and unique items.