Wide razor shell earrings in grey and violet (J274)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Wide razor shell earrings in grey and violet

Made in

London

Date

1999

Description

Pair of rectangular shaped earrings, made of sheets of pale coloured patterned aluminium with gold on inside of sheet, and cream coloured pearl.

Materials and techniques

Anodised aluminium sheet, blockprinted and dyed, then milled to stretch and craze it. Fabricated; applied 18 ct green gold leaf and dyed freshwater pearls and silver wire.

Dimensions

length:  9cm
width:  2cm

Object number

J274

Category

References

P Hughes et al - Jane Adam: Jewellery (1999)
  • Wide razor shell earrings in grey and violet, Jane Adam, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: J274. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Wide razor shell earrings in grey and violet, Jane Adam, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: J274. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Wide razor shell earrings in grey and violet, Jane Adam, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: J274. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

    Wide razor shell earrings in grey and violet, Jane Adam, 1999, Crafts Council Collection: J274. 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.