Jane Reynolds is a contemporary jeweller and object artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia.  In her small 'leftright' studio, she creates works that relate to the human body, with an emphasis on investigating materials and techniques as starting points in the design process.

In both her object making and contemporary jewellery, she explores ways to incorporate non-precious and reclaimed materials thereby making the startlingly non-precious, precious. Materials are intrinsic to her designs because they have a language of their own which speak to the viewer and contribute to the meaning of a work.

Jane finds it challenging and interesting to limit her palette of materials and to investigate ways of working primarily with a single element.  Through this investigation of materials, she explores and expands upon opportunities to re-contextualise contemporary jewellery.

Recently, Jane has created a small collection of decorative wearable pieces assembled variably from Barramundi scales and bones, nylon filament and fishing line, recycled fine and sterling silver.  Australian tucker with a nod to preciousness!

Jane says, I find designing and making contemporary jewellery particularly satisfying.  It is the ultimate in object making because it gives a person the opportunity to intimately engage with their art by wearing it.  The piece then becomes part of the wearer and the wearer part of the piece so that each is intrinsic to the other and meaning is drawn from both.

In 2005, Jane completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at the Sydney Institute and in 2007 a Bachelor of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts,  University of Sydney. She now has a studio at home where she works primarily on creating works for exhibition.  Click here to view her CV   

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