Brooch (J272)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Brooch

Made in

London

Date

1999

Description

Large pod-shaped brooch with a pale-coloured square pattern made by folding aluminium, and freshwater black pearl inside, with a metal wire pin clasp.

Materials and techniques

Anodised aluminium sheet, blockprinted and dyed, then milled to stretch and craze it. Fabricated; applied 23ct gold leaf, dyed freshwater pearls and stainless steel wire.

Dimensions

length:  9cm
width:  2cm

Object number

J272

Category

References

P Hughes et al - Jane Adam: Jewellery (1999)
  • Brooch, Jane Adam, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: J272. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

These pieces [including bangle and earrings] are a development of an ongoing dialogue with the possibilities of anodised aluminium to create jewellery which is sensuous and precious. They fall somewhere between my production work and the one-off pieces; they exist as parts of series of similar pieces, where the exact form and size will depend on the qualities of mark and colour (rather than the other way round), and on their alteration by stretching to create the surface texture.