Jane AdamBorn: 1954
Place of Birth: London
Jane Adam is a leading British contemporary jeweller, who has an international reputation for her work in aluminium, a field in which she revolutionised contemporary practice and gained many significant awards. Her work in fine metals is gaining her even greater recognition.
‘I experiment with materials to explore their inherent qualities. Rather than imposing my own preconceptions upon them, I then set out conditions in which they will behave in a certain way. This approach gives my work a quality that relates to natural forms and to the way they change and grow. I aim to create pieces that extend traditional jewellery values: beauty, femininity and preciousness. My work explores female sensuality, both in the nature of the forms themselves and in the way they feel when worn. By becoming part of the wearer’s experience and expression of her self, my jewellery is transformed and completed.’ - Jane Adam, 2016.
Public collections include:
The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Jane Adam was the subject of a solo exhibition - Beyond The Surface - during the Edinburgh International Festival 2 August – 4 September 2013. The Gallery will be hosting a further solo exhibition in May 2018.
Polymorphous Necklace with Seven Feathers2018scribed oxidised silver, 18ct gold bimetal, oxidised silverL:25cm£855Photograph: Joel Degen
Scribed Oval Bangles2018fine silver, silver & 18ct gold bimetalH:5cm W:6cm D:5cm£420 - £805Photograph: Joel Degen
Oval Bangles2018dyed anodised aluminiumH:5cm W:6cm D:5cm£180 - 195 (left sold)Photograph: Joel Degen
Spiral Bangles2018dyed anodised aluminiumH:5cm W:6.5cm D:6.5cm£195 - £205 (far left and left sold)Photograph: Joel Degen
Disc and Torus Pendants2018scribed silver & 18ct gold bimetal, oxidised fine silver, steelH:6.2-6.3cm W:6.2-6.3cm D:0.6-0.8cm£485 - £565
Double Pod Earrings2018silver & 18ct gold bimetal, freshwater pearls, oxidisationH:5.5cm W:1.5cm£290 - £315
Ochre Pod Pendants2018dyed anodised aluminium, fresh water pearls, steel cableH:6.5cm W:2.5cm D:1.5cm££530 (left available)
Blue Pod Pendants2018dyed anodised aluminium, freshwater pearls, steel cableH:10.5cm W:3cm D:2cm£205 - £540 (left sold)
Large Leaf Earrings2018dyed anodised aluminium, silverH:8.5cm W:2.5cm D:1.5cm£215 - £230 (left and right available)
Leaf Brooches2018scribed silver & 18ct gold bimetal, silver, oxidisationH:8.5cm W:4.5cm D:0.6cm£360 - £375
Disc Ear-studs2018anodised aluminiumH:3.5cm W:3.5cm£110 each
Disc Ear-studs2017scribed silver & 18ct gold bimetal, fine silver, oxidisationH:2.3cm W:2.3cm£170 - £210 (oxidised sold)
Brooch with Four Pods2016/2018oxidised silver, 18ct gold bimetal, dyed cultured freshwater pearlsH:7.5cm W:2.2cm D:1.7cm£595Photograph: Joel Degen Photography
Double Torus Brooch/Pendant2018scribed oxidised silver & 18ct gold bimetalH:5.6cm W:5cm D:0.6cm£840Photograph: Joel Degen Photography
Hanging Pod Necklace2016oxidised silver, 18ct gold bimetal, dyed cultured freshwater pearlsL:44cm£3,600Photograph: Joel Degen Photography
Ochre Pearl Necklace2018dyed anodised aluminium with dyed freshwater pearls and oxidised silverL:50cm£1,320Photograph: Joel Degen Photography
Ochre Pearl Necklace (detail)2018dyed aluminium with dyed freshwater pearls and oxidised silverL:50cm£1,320Photograph: Joel Degen Photography
Small & Large Pod Earrings and Medium Clip-on Pod Earrings2017scribed silver, 18ct gold bimetal, freshwater pearlsH:2-3.5cm W:1-2cm£162 - £205 (bottom right sold)
Small Folded Earrings2017scribed silver & 18ct gold bimetalH:5cm W:0.8cm£216
Medium and Small Disc Earring2017scribed fine silver, 18ct gold bimetalH:2.5-3cm W:2.5-3cm£186 - £192
Long Double Leaf Earrings2017dyed anodised aluminium, silverH:8cm£204
Long Leaf Earrings2017dyed anodised aluminium, silverH:6.5cm£156
Medium Pod & Small Leaf Earrings2017dyed anodised aluminium, silver, freshwater pearlsH:4.5cm W:1.6-2cm£114 - £168
Collection of Small Oblong Earstuds2017dyed anodised aluminium, silverH:2.2-2.5cm W:1.6-1.8cm£66 each