“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.
Jayne began developing the Floraforms™ Collection in 1995. In 1998, Jayne’s Tulip Earrings won the NICHE Award for Silver Jewelry. She was a finalist in the same category for her Sweet Pea Earrings.
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 Falmouth, Maine.
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 interpretation of their botanical source. 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 is very very talented and she’s an amazing teacher. She has so much to offer, an abundance of knowledge. I got all of the information and more for what I expected out of a four day course. Worth it!” –Nikitha, Making Multiples with Jayne Redman
“The Making Multiples class opened New Doors for me. It is one of the most important workshops I have taken. CSJA makes me feel like I am coming home. … Hannah and Jayne were both wonderful! And Courtney had a way of making me feel like an old friend.” -Eron, Making Multiples with Jayne Redman