About

Jayne and Maya Fall 2013

“Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape engineering them to fit precisely giving an abstract impression of their botanical origin. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.”

Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited at numerous American Craft Council Shows and Buyers Market of American Craft shows as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and craft stores across the country. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at Riverview Workshops at Jayne Redman Studio in Westbrook, Maine.

 

Awards

  • Niche Award, 1998 – Winner Silver Jewelry, Tulip Earrings, finalist Sweet Pea Earrings
  • American Jewelry Design Council New Talent Competition, 2000 – one of three finalists
  • Lapidary Journal Jewelry Arts Award, 2004 – First Place, Necklaces, Calla Lily Necklace
  • Niche Award, 2005 – finalist, Silver Jewelry, Palm Leaf Pin
  • Saul Bell Awards, 2009 – finalist, Silver, Dahlia Necklace

Publications

  • Art Jewelry Today, by Donna Z. Meilach
  • 500 Earrings, Lark Books
  • 21st Century Jewelry – The Best of the 500 Series, Lark Books
  • Celebrating 70, by Karen Lorene
  • Making Metal Beads, by Pauline Warg
  • Profiting By Design, by Marlene Richey – Contributor
  • Jewelry Metals, edited by James Binnion – Contributor: Step by Step Keum-boo Process
  • Feature articles in Crafts Report, MJSA Journal, Lapidary Journal, Art Jewelry, Professional Jeweler, Niche, and Ornament magazines.

Selected Teaching Experience

  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
  • Metalwerx, Waltham, MA
  • Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Rio Grande Jewelry Company, Albuquerque, NM
  • Revere Academy, San Francisco, CA
  • Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
  • CreativeSide Jewelry Academy, Austin, TX
  • Northern Kentucky University, Covington, KY for the Enamelist Society
  • The Craft Center at NC State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Maryville University, St. Louis, MO for The Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
  • Wildacres, NC for the Florida Society of Goldsmiths
  • Washington ArtWorks, Rockville, MD for the National Enamelist Society and the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths.
  • Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT

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