Brooch (J216)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Brooch

Made in

London

Date

1988

Description

Curved aluminium brooch, painted with various colourful geometric and abstract floral patterns.

Materials and techniques

Layers of anodised aluminium sheet, painted with aluminium printing inks, dyed and sealed. Shapes then pierced out, edges filed and forged; then curved by hand and the layers held together with 9 ct 'yellow metal' rivets and a pin of stainless steel wire.

Object number

J216

Category

References

British Jewellery catalogue (1989)
  • Brooch, Jane Adam, 1988, Crafts Council Collection: J216. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

One of the second wave of a group of layered, painted one-off brooches and earrings which I made from 1988 - 90, developed firstly for the exhibition 'Special Effects' in Bradford. Shown alongside an exhibition of Indian jewellery, and very much inspired by it. This piece came from a group made for 'British Jewellery' which developed and refined my earlier pieces.