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Bangle: M.9-2008

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Adam, Jane




Aluminium, anodised, block-printed, dyed and crazed.


History note: Exhibited at Origin, held at Somerset House, London, week 1, 7-12 October 2008, where purchased by the donors from the maker

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.5 cm
Width: 6.3 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008-11-24) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2008


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Jane Adam studied at Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London. She established her own studio in London in 1985 and over the past thirty years has made a unique contribution to the field of jewellery through her batch production and individual works in aluminium, a material more traditionally associated with utilitarian objects such as kitchenware. Her technical innovation with this material has resulted in light, flexible, colourful jewellery that is worn and collected internationally. Adam’s use of pattern and colour draws on her wide interest in textiles and ornament. In recent works she has made use of a range of digital printing techniques. Jane Adam: ‘I am best known for my work in anodised aluminium, and for more than twenty-five years have made jewellery using my own original ways of working and colouring the metal. My new work in silver and gold explores these possibilities further, using the nature of the material itself to create form and surface texture by stressing and distortion. I am most concerned with how a piece feels when it is worn. My jewellery comes alive when it finds a wearer, forming a sensual relationship with her and becoming part of her expression of herself.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Surface composed of dye

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Forming : Aluminium, anodized, block printed, dyed and crazed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.9-2008
Primary reference Number: 166434
Entry form number: 1002
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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