Jane Adam
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Jane Adam makes in precious metals and in dyed anodised aluminium, a medium in which her original techniques of colouring, mark making and forming have inspired a generation of jewellers.
She has run her studio in London since she graduated from the Royal College of Art in1985, and sells and exhibits her work in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan. Her work is held in over twenty public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Crafts Council; Goldsmiths’ Company; Hove Museum and Art Gallery and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA.

Exhibitions

Selected solo exhibitions
2013 ‘Jane Adam - Beyond the Surface’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2010 Gallery CAJ, Kyoto, Japan
2009 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2004 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Noroeste, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2000 Arai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999-2002 ‘Jane Adam Jewellery’, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales & British tour
1997 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum
1991 Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1990 Stafford Art Gallery, Stafford

Biography

Jane Adam was born in London. After a short career in retail management at Heal’s and Liberty’s, she studied for a degree in Wood, Metal and Ceramics at Manchester Polytechnic and an MA in Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art.

Soon after she graduated in 1985, she set up her studio in central London. Since then, she has concentrated full time on making jewellery, managing to combine artistic integrity, ongoing experimentation and technical innovation with a grounded sense of practical reality, to design and create ranges of jewellery that appeal to women of all ages. This is sold in leading galleries and exhibitions internationally, and by Jane herself at shows such as Goldsmiths’ Fair.

Her work is included in many major museum and public collections, including those of the V&A, Crafts Council, Goldsmiths’ Company, National Museums of Scotland, MIMA in Middlesbrough, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, USA.

She was a maker trustee and then co-vice chair of the Crafts Council, and a founder, vice-chair and chairman of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, and has been involved in many committees, selection and advisory panels for the crafts and jewellery sectors. She has taught and lectured in Portugal, India and the USA and throughout the UK, and was Research Fellow at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham from 1997 to 2001. She has recently been appointed as a trustee of Cockpit Arts, where she had her workshop for many years before moving this year to her own studio in South-west London.

More Images

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Fluted spiral bangles in dyed anodised aluminium, 2013
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Pebble brooch in silver and oxidised gold bimetal, 2014
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Rope necklace in silver and gold bimetal 2015 bimet