Jane Macintosh

Jane Macintosh

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I make one-off pieces of jewellery, using traditional goldsmithing techniques. I combine silver with high carat gold or palladium and use a matte finish to give a soft, tactile look and feel to my clean, symmetrical designs. As well as using gemstones as highlights in my pieces, I sometimes use less precious minerals, such as slate, whose textures add interest and depth. The designers and artists of the Bauhaus movement have been a key influence on my work.

Specialist Techniques:

Combining different precious metals and using traditional goldsmithing techniques.

Education:

1980-1982  City and Guilds Diamond Mounting, Sir John Cass School of Art 1987-89 Certificate of Jewellery and Allied Crafts, Sir John Cass School of Art

Public Collections:

My work is in private collections in Great Britain and other European countries, the USA, Canada, Japan and other Asian countries.

Exhibitions:

21st century exhibitions include: 2013 Loot, Museum of Arts and Design, New York Special, Lesley Craze Gallery, London 2012 ACJ Diamond Jubilee travelling exhibition Take a Fresh Look at Diamonds, Lesley Craze Gallery 2011 Focus, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2009 La Crème, Lesley Craze Gallery 2007 & 2008 Showcase, JaM, Eton 2006 Spotlight, Lesley Craze Gallery2005 Rarefind, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham On the Cuff, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London 2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Looking over my Shoulder, Lesley Craze Gallery 2003 Heavy Metal, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool 2001 Focus on Two, Billcliffe Gallery 2000 From Paper to Platinum, Lesley Craze Gallery SOFA, Chicago

Publications:

1. The Complete Jewelry Making Course, Jinks McGrath   2. Jewellers - The Directory.  Association for Contemporary Jewellers; 3 Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers - A Handbook of Techniques and Surface Treatments, Elizabeth Bone


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    Boulder Opal Pendant

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    Tourmaline and quartz necklace

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    2 Moonstone rings

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    2 pairs of Tourmaline drop earrings

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    Rough ruby drop earrings

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    Onyx and tourmaline necklace

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    Lapis lazuli and Onyx cufflinks

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    Discus Brooch

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    2 Pendants

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    2 Cuffs

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    Slate Earrings and Slate Teardrop Brooch

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    Oval Brooch

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