Jane Adam set up her studio in 1985. Since then, she has concentrated full time on making jewellery, managing to combine artistic integrity, ongoing experimentation and technical innovation with a grounded sense of practical reality, to design and create ranges of jewellery that appeal to women of all ages. They are shown in leading galleries and exhibitions internationally, and by Adam herself at shows such as Goldsmiths’ Fair.
Her work is included in many major collections, including those of the V&A, Crafts Council, Goldsmiths’ Company, National Museums of Scotland, MIMA in Middlesbrough, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, USA. She has been a maker member of Contemporary Applied Arts since the 1980s.
Adam was born in London. After a short career in retail management at Heal’s and Liberty’s, she gained a degree in 3D Design at Manchester Polytechnic and an MA in Metalwork and Jewellery at the RCA London.