Jenny Edge

Jenny Edge

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Jenny Edge designs and creates silverware, jewellery and sculpture with natural flowing forms which show a strong sense of movement. These sculptural yet practical pieces are based on the forms that she observes from nature and are characterised by their fluid shapes which emphasise the specular nature of the metal. Jenny is a leading craftsman practising the metal forming technique of anticlastic raising which she uses to create these designs in gold and silver. Her jewellery and larger pieces, which include vases and candelabra, contain inner curves bringing out the three-dimensional nature of the piece. These are contrasted by the use of enamelling, gold-plating, oxidation, or patination. Naturally, such a combination of metal-forming and metal decorating techniques is very laborious and each piece takes many painstaking hours to create and bring to final fruition.

Jenny’s work may be made to private commission. Communication between the individual commissioning the piece and the artist ensures that the piece is entirely suited to the individual for which it is intended and will represent a true expression of the highest skill of the silversmith.

Specialist Techniques:

Anticlastic Raising
Enamelling
TIG Welding

Awards:

2011
Craft & Design Council: Commendation for Silversmithing

2008
- Craft & Design Council: Silver Award for Enamelling
- Craft & Design Council: Commendation for Design
- Craft & Design Council: Commended for Silversmithing

2004
- Craft & Design Council: Commended for Silversmithing

2003
- Craft & Design Council: Silver Award for SIlversmithing

1999
- Goldsmiths' Hall "Art and Evolution of Cutlery": Winner of Best Overall Design Prize

Education:

St Catherine's College, Oxford

Publications:

- Edge VE, Adge AM, Edge JJ. Silver Studies 2005; 19: 161-164
- Edge VE, Adge AM, Edge JJ. The Goldsmiths' Technical Bulletin 2005: 2: 8-10
- Edge VE, Adge AM, Edge JJ. The Guild of Enamellers 2006: 29: 17-19


  • Jenny Edge

    Anticlastic Decanter Label

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    Helical Vase

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    Twisted Vase

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    Hanging Sculpture

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    Loop Sculpture on Ebony Stand

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    Red Enamelled Knot Candlestick

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    Gilded, Twisted Candlestick

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    Three Armed Anticlastic Candelabrum

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    Blue Enamelled Two Armed Candelabrum

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