Jenny Deans

Jenny Deans
07968 150 524
My work explores the visual and sensory aspects of jewellery and its relationship to the wearer. From this I have developed pieces with fluidity and movement inherent in the form, which encourage interaction.

I am fascinated by structure and geometry, which leads me to explore the effects of rhythm and repetition. Ideas are developed into three-dimensional forms which investigate the volume and transparency of structures.

My inspiration is drawn from nature, architecture and sculpture, from which I create wearable sculptural forms, using 18ct Gold and Sterling Silver wire which is made into repeated units, thus allowing the structures formed to be flexible and light. Some pieces require up to 1000 hand crafted units and use 28 meters of wire to create the structural form of the necklace.
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2003 - 2012
Lesley Craze Gallery, London, 2003 - 2014
Mobilia Gallery, Boston, USA, 2005 - Present
Pebbles, Edinburgh, 2007 - 2011
Fiona Stewart Designer Silver, Brighton, 2007 – 2011

Audalde Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010
VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2010
Royal Academy of Arts Shop, London, 2009
COLLECT 2009, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009
VAS Annual Exhibition, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, 2009
Collections Trade Fair, Earls Court, London, 2009
The Billcliffe Gallery – Black and Gold, Glasgow, 2008
Goldsmiths’ Fair, London, 2007
Expressions in Jewellery, Stranraer Museum, 2007
SOFA NY, New York, USA, 2007
Leith Spring Fair, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, 2007
Exhibition of Scottish Jewellers (travelling exhibition) –
Tokyo, Japan, 2007
Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, 2007
Image 1
3 v 1 Graduated Neckpiece
Image 2
Daisy Group
Image 3
Graduated Drop Pendant and Bracelet