Jane Sedgwick’s Tiny Square Studs – Blue are a bright, light and fun adornment. They are made of driftwood that Jane sources herself and then hand turns and paints. The ear-wire is silver.
Jane Sedgwick is an independent artist and jeweller who lives near the North Norfolk coast. She is one of our GroundJewels selected artists.
Jane harvests the sycamore sustainably from her woodland, she also finds and repurposes many materials. Her work is to reveal and celebrate their aesthetic and tactile qualities. It’s part of the story how each piece ages and wears with time. Jane collected and treated the wood for the Tiny Square Studs in blue. She also mixes the dyes herself with organic ingredients. Jane’s ultimate aim is to make jewellery that the wearer will treasure for many years to come.
Research into the geography, history, and natural materials relating to specific locations form the narrative of her jewellery. Jane also draws inspiration from folk art, toys, customs and costume. The geometric forms, repetition and colour are particularly evocative of the qualities of modernist artworks.
Jane studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee and then gained her masters at the Royal College of Art. In 2020 the Craft Council selected her to participate in their Hothouse programme.
See the rest of Jane’s collection here