Beyond Medallion Man

Janice Hosegood interviews jeweller and regular Fair exhibitor Jane Adam with her good client and friend Robert Taylor, portrait photographer with work exhibited and collected widely, and in permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery, the V& A Museum, and several Oxbridge colleges. An enthusiastic jewellery collector and wearer frustrated that there are not more men prepared to wear pieces beyond ‘safe’ items that don’t question their masculinity.

Robert Taylor is a portrait photographer with work exhibited and collected widely, and  in permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery, the V& A Museum, and several Oxbridge colleges. For the last 15 years he has specialised in portraits of mature women of outstanding achievement in STEM.

Jane Adam’s jewellery is strong and sensual, both in the nature of the forms themselves and how they feel when worn. Her work is included in many major museum and public collections. Born in London, Jane studied at Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, setting up her studio in London in 1985. She was a founder member and chair of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and has served as a trustee and co-vice chair of the Crafts Council and as a trustee of Cockpit Arts.