Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape engineering them to fit precisely giving an abstract impression of their botanical origin. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.
Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited at numerous American Craft Council Shows and Buyers Market of American Craft shows as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and craft stores across the country.
Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at Riverview Workshops at Jayne Redman Studio in Westbrook, Maine.
Niche Award, 1998 - Winner Silver Jewelry, Tulip Earrings, finalist Sweet Pea Earrings American
Jewelry Design Council New Talent Competition, 2000 – one of three finalists. Lapidary Journal
Jewelry Arts Award, 2004 – First Place, Necklaces, Calla Lily Necklace Niche Award, 2005 – finalist, Silver Jewelry, Palm Leaf Pin
Saul Bell Awards, 2009 - finalist, Silver, Dahlia Necklace
Art Jewelry Today, by Donna Z. Meilach
500 Earrings, Lark Books
21st Century Jewelry - The Best of the 500 Series, Lark Books Making Metal Beads, by Pauline Warg
Profiting By Design, by Marlene Richey - Contributor
Feature articles in Crafts Report, AJM, MJSA Journal, Lapidary Journal, Art Jewelry, Professional Jeweler, Niche, and Ornament magazines.
Classes Taught By Jayne Redman:
Form and Function: Engineering for Multiples with Jayne Redman