Jane Adam has been making jewellery in dyed anodised aluminium since 1980, using her own original techniques of colouring, texturing, forming and assembling. Jane's jewellery explores the dynamics of colour and surface texture. Much of Jane’s research has focused on ways of colouring anodised metal. She uses dyes and inks produced for the industrial colouration of aluminium. However, she is more interested in working in small batches or on one-offs and in ways of creating rich textural effects which allow the colours to blend on the metal surface. Over many years of experimentation and research, she has developed a vast array of techniques such as immersion dyeing, block printing, stamping, painting, daubing, monotype and transfer printing, and is constantly surprised and delighted by the variety of effects which aluminium can offer – a variety equal to that of paper or of fabric. Her jewellery takes on forms that grow organically through stretching and distortion, typically transforming a geometrically simple basic shape into a tactile three-dimensional object which may evoke natural forms. Jane is passionate about the individual’s experience when wearing her work. She believes jewellery fulfils a profound need for self-expression and as such is one of the most ancient forms of art.