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I make mixed-media jewellery.

I live and work in rural North Norfolk, where I manage a small woodland with my partner, Tim. The woodland provides wood for fuel and a sustainable supply of timber.

My current work focuses on using the products of the woodland. I use sycamore and hand turn a range of bead forms, which can be combined in different ways to generate multiple designs, mainly for necklaces. The beads are either sealed to capture and enhance the natural wood surface or coloured using " toy safe" paints and varnishes. I use a variety of natural and man made cordage for threading and knotting.

My inspiration is taken from vintage toys, modernist architecture, folk art and information graphics from the 50s and 60s. Use of geometric shapes, playful use of colour, repetition and order, tactility and movement are all recurring themes.






Education:

Royal College of Art, London, 1994-1996 MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 1990-1993 B Des (Hons) Metalwork and Jewellery

Teaching:


Norwich University College of Arts, 2010 Lecturer, BA (Hons) Visual Studies
University of Derby, 1998-2010 Lecturer, BA (Hons) Crafts/ Year Zero /PG Cert. in Professional Practice
Sheffield Hallam University, 1999-2000 Visiting Lecturer, BA(Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork
    Jane Sedgwick © 2017