Jane Reynolds

Jane is a contemporary jeweller and object artist who lives and works in Sydney. 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 speaks to the viewer and contribues to the meaning of a work.

 

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

 

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.