Artist's Biography

She has run her studio in central London since she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1985,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. She has taught extensively in the UK and abroad. She was a founder member, vice-Chairman and chairman of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, a trustee and Co-vice Chair of the craft Council and has been involved in many committees, selection and advisory panels in the crafts and jewellery sectors.

Jewelry Statement

My work is inspired by nature – trees, birds, shells – but always mitigated by man and by the urban environment – parks and gardens rather than moors and wildernesses. My jewellery deals with certain qualities: a balance between symmetry and irregularity; the contrast between soft organic forms andthe very in-organic means by which they are made; a focus on surface colour and texture; the containment of secrets within or behind a form; a consideration of what preciousness is; and an empathy with the wearer,  making her feel more like herself.‘ 

Jane Adam makes sophisticated and sensual jewellery in dyed anodized aluminium, a medium in which her original techniques of colouring, mark making and forming have inspired a generation of jewellers. In more recent years, she has also been working in precious metals.

Jane Adam's aluminum jewelry is so unexpectedly colorful. With shades of blue and red, in anodized aluminum, so lightweight and easy to wear. I love the cuffs and wraps.

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Fluted spiral wrap bracelet

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Blue narrow spiral wrap bracelet

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Red Fluted

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Blue Double Leaf Hanging earrings

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Blue Clip Earrings

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Red Clip Earrings

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Red Leaf Post Earrings

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Narrow Blue Cuff

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Narrow Red Cuff

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Blue Leaf Hanging earrings

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Red Leaf Hanging Earrings

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View Artwork by Jane Adam in Person

Come see these pieces first hand. We are just a short walk from the ferry and an excellent destination for your visit to San Juan Island.

Upcoming Shows

INSPIRED BY DESIRE - 33rd Annual Holiday Show

Featuring: Jane Adam, Erika Laureano, Jan Marie Tognela, Eric Eschenbach, Terri Rau, Jim Meyer, Georgia Gerber, Tana Acton, NK Build Noah Kriegsmann, Maru Almeida, Tom Small, Judy Morgan, Rachel Brumer, Wendy Smith, Susanne Lecher Osborn, Stephen McMillan, Jaime Ellsworth, Allison Ciancibelli & Jeremy Newman, Anna Skibska, Debbie Daniels, Catherine Eaton Skinner, and Micki Lippe 11/16/1801/05/19Learn More

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