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Jane Adam


1978-1981        BA(Hons) 3D Design, Manchester Polytechnic
1982-1985       MA(RCA) Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art 

Public Collections (selected)
1984                 Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Dept. of Prints and Drawings) 
1985 & 2008   Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Dept. of Jewellery)
1986, 1999 &   2000 National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
1987                 Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design, New York
1987 & 2002   Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 
1989 & 2007   Shipley Art Gallery & Museum, Gateshead 
1991 & 1999    Crafts Council, London 
2002               MIMA, Middlesbrough 
2003               Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA
2004               National Museums Northern Ireland, Belfast 
2007               Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 
2008               Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 
2009               Hove Museum and Art Gallery 
2010 & 2014   Goldsmiths’ Company, London
2017                 Art Gallery of Southern Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)
1999                The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1999-2002      ‘Jane Adam Jewellery’, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales & British tour 
2000               Arai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
2001                Noroeste, Santiago de Compostela, Spain 
2004               The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 
2006               Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, USA 
2009               The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
                        Contemporary Applied Arts (showcase)
2010                Electrum Gallery, London (showcase)
                        Gallery CAJ, Kyoto, Japan
2013                ‘Jane Adam - Beyond the Surface’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions (recent)
2000-2005     ‘Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA & international tour 
2001-02           ‘Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Jewellery’, Crafts Council, London & tour
2007                ‘From Minimal to Bling’, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, USA 
2008                ‘Contemporary Jewellery UK-Japan’, Gallery Shop Si, Kobe, Japan 
                         ‘Collect’, V&A Museum (with Cockpit Arts) 
2009               Two-person exhibition (with Tom Hill), Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco 
2010                ‘Natural Beauty’, Electrum Gallery, London
2011                 Open Mind – International Contemporary Metal Art’, Sungkok Art Museum,  Seoul, Korea 
2012                ‘Diamonds: Take a Fresh Look’, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
                        ‘New Directions in Contemporary Crafts’, Mottisfont House, Romsey, Hampshire
2013                Contemporary Goldsmithing: Tradition and Excellence’, SNAG, USA (online)
                        ‘Special’, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2014                ‘30 Years in the Making’, Lesley Craze Gallery, London 
2015                ‘A Sense of Jewellery’, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
2017                 ‘Make’, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales
                         ‘Loot – MAD About Jewelry’,     Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA
2018                 ‘Melting Point’, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
                         ‘Nexus’, Kirkcaldy Art Centre

Selected Publications and Broadcasts
2001 – current Film on art and empire, British Galleries, V&A Museum 
2003                ‘Rich Alchemy: Jane Adam’, Ornament, USA 
2005               ‘Jane Adam’, ‘Interior World’ magazine, Taiwan 
2008               ‘The Face of Craft’, Craft and Design Magazine 
2008                Interview with Corinne Julius, Woman’s Hour’, BBC Radio 4
2009               'Woman of Mettle', BBC Homes and Antiques magazine    
2009               ‘Exhibition in Print’, Metalsmith magazine
2011                 ‘21st Century Jewelry’, Martha le Van, Lark Books 
2014                ‘I am Jane Adam’, Making Jewellery
2014                ‘One of Us: The Jane Adam Club’, Craft Arts International

1985                RCA Major Travelling Scholarship (to India)
1985                RCA Allen Lane Penguin Book Prize
1985                Crafts Council Setting Up Grant
1991                 Visual Production Award, Greater London Arts 
1997-2001       Research awards, University of Central England 
2010                ACJ Origin Prize 

Professional Experience
1972-1977        Worked in retail management at Heal’s, Guildford and London, and Liberty’s, London. 
1985                Set up independent workshop in central London
1985-1997       Taught in various colleges and universities, UK
1992                 British Council visiting lecturer, touring India with the exhibition ‘All That Glisters’
1994-2015       Studio at Cockpit Arts, London
1997-2001       Research Fellow, Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, School of Jewellery, Birmingham 
1997-2000      Founding member and vice chairman, Association for Contemporary Jewellery
2000               Guest presenter, SNAG conference, Boston, USA 
                         Co-organiser, ‘A Sense of Wonder’, ACJ international conference, 
                         Birmingham Guest speaker, ‘Aluminum by Design’international symposium,  
                         Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA 
2000-2002     Chairman, Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
2001-2007      Member of Jewellery Purchasing Advisory Panel, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art 
2002-2010      Maker Trustee, Crafts Council
2003-2006     Chair, Crafts Council Development Award
2004               Visiting artist, Tainan National College of the Arts, Taiwan 
2004-2007     External examiner, Glasgow School of Art
2009-2010      Co-deputy Chair, Crafts Council 
2015                 Set up new studio in West London
2015-current   Trustee, Cockpit Arts
2016                Major commission for mobile, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Oakland, California, USA


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jane adam-spiral bangles in dyed anodise
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