Combining glass and precious metal in the production of contemporary jewellery, Jess Dare uses the traditional method of flameworking to create intricate organic forms. Drawing inspiration from the natural environment, Dare’s work explores the themes of memory and loss. Employing the rich, vibrant colours of nature, she crafts delicate, detailed exhibition pieces as well as a wearable line of brooches, necklaces and earrings. In the years since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from TAFE’s Adelaide Centre for the Arts, Dare has worked out of Gray Street Workshop, first as an access tenant before joining the team as a partner in 2010. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has work represented in major national collections. In 2014 she spent time in Bangkok on an Asialink Arts Residency and in 2015 she travelled to China for a five-week residency facilitated by Guildhouse through a partnership with the Yiwei Art Foundation. View Jess Dare's CV here.