JANE ADAM

For more than 30 years Jane Adam has built an international reputation as a jewellery designer-maker. She has been exhibiting with Dazzle since graduating from The Royal College of Art in 1985. Her pioneering work in anodised aluminium inspired a new jewellery movement in Britain and abroad. Her work in precious metal and stones builds on this experience to create original and sensuous forms in silver and gold. Her work is in more than 20 public collections including The V&A, Goldsmiths Company and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.dia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and USA.

About Jane

Jane Adam's jewellery explores the dynamics of colour, mark-making and surface texture. Her techniques are based on experimentation and observation, encouraging forms to grow organically through stretching and distortion, typically transforming a geometrically simple basic shape into a tactile three-dimensional object which may evoke natural forms. Jane is passionate about the individual’s experience of her work. She believes jewellery fulfils a profound need for self-expression and as such is one of the most ancient forms of art. There is a magical moment when the right wearer puts on the right piece. When jewellery is not being worn, it may appear as an interesting object but its potential is unfulfilled.

All photos by Joel Degen

Further Images

Stone Necklaces

Stone Necklaces

Fine silver, scribed bimetal, oxidisation and semi-precious stones

Pebble Brooch

Pebble Brooch

Silver and gold bimetal and oxidisation

Leaf Pendants

Leaf Pendants

Dyed anodised aluminium with stainless steel wires on stainless steel cables


Long Leaf Earrings

Long Leaf Earrings

Dyed anodised aluminium

Graphic Bangles

Graphic Bangles

Textured fine silver

Large Choker

Large Choker

Fine silver, sterling silver and tourmalines


(Detail) Large Dyed Aluminium Necklace

(Detail) Large Dyed Aluminium Necklace

33 leaves of dyed anodised aluminium with stainless steel wires

Spiral Bangles

Spiral Bangles

Dyed anodised aluminium

Hanging Pod Necklace

Hanging Pod Necklace

Scribed oxidised silver and gold bimetal and dyed cultured freshwater pearls and oxidised silver wires Photo: Joel Degen


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