Jane Adam

Jane Adam has been exploring the medium of anodised aluminium for more than twenty five years, and she has an international reputation as a pioneer in its use as a jewellery material.  However, her most recent work is in silver and gold. She applies the same principles of making, with observation and experimentation of process, to these more traditional materials to create work which explores many of the same qualities as her work in aluminium: colour, texture and originality of form and function. She delights in the differences these materials bring to her work: their physical weight and substance, their colours, forms, and textures, their inherent beauty and emotional power.

1982-1985 MA Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art
1978-81 BA(Hons) Three-dimensional Design, Manchester Polytechnic

Selected Awards
1997-2001 Research awards, University of Central England
1991 Visual Production Award, Greater London Arts

Selected solo exhibitions
2006 Parina Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2001-2004 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Noroeste, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2000 Arai Gallery, Tokyo
1999-2002 ‘Jane Adam Jewellery’, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales and British Tour

Selected group exhibitions
2008 ‘Surfaces’, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, USA 
Collect (with Cockpit Arts)
2007 ‘SOFA’, Chicago, USA (with Patina Gallery),
‘From Minimal to Bling’, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, USA 
Annual Jewelry Show, Freehand, LA, USA 
2006 ‘Origin’, Somerset House, London 
‘Loot!’, Museum of Arts and Design, New York 
‘Collect’ (with Bluecoat Gallery)
2005 ‘Celebrating 30 Years’, Crafts Council Shop at V&A, London

Selected public collections
Victoria & Albert Museum
Crafts Council, London
Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
British Council
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, New York







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