Designer-maker Jane Bowden has been crafting exquisite jewellery and objects for over 20 years. She often employs a weaving technique in her metalwork and the resulting pieces are delicately refined and expertly resolved, reflecting her method-driven approach. While Bowden begins with a rough sketch, inspiration ultimately comes from the material’s organic nature, because as she explains, “Sometimes I really feel like the metal shows me what to do”.
Private commissions are a big part of Bowden’s practice and she especially enjoys listening to her clients’ stories and sharing their important life moments in order to meet the brief. While she continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally, she is also the current owner of Zu design – jewellery + objects in Adelaide’s Gays Arcade, which houses her studio, as well as a gallery and retail space. Her work has been featured in a number of high-end craft and design publications and is represented in private and public collections.