We are delighted to have Jed Green exhibiting with us for the first time at Goldsmiths’ Fair. Jed uses a unique combination and precious metal and glass to make her unique pieces.
In the early eighties Jed completed her BA in Fine Art, continuing for a further two years at The Slade School of Fine Art in Printmaking.
Jed worked for years on large scale mix media but after seeing a scaled down image of one of her pieces she saw her work from a different perspective, seeing her pieces as more wearable.
Her original sculptures had incorporated glass which she continued to use in her first series of jewellery, setting the glass into the silver like stones. Jed wanted to push the boundaries of what could be achieved using it as her primary material. Jed wanted to explore the idea of using an inexpensive everyday material and turning it into something unique and precious.
From clear borosilicate glass tubes various shapes are formed and linked together, drilled and pinned to form moving pieces or set in clusters. She applies colour by painting inside the glass shapes and applying handmade transfers to create the patterns on the outside.
Jed’s more recent work has begun to incorporate more precious metals, wanting to use these materials as an integral part of the work she began to carve into the glass and set silver wires into the marks made creating another layer of pattern and texture. This new collection focuses on creating micro-environments, drawing the viewer in to examine the detail within the formed pieces.
We spoke to Jed about getting into the Fair for the first time – ‘I am thrilled to be exhibiting at Goldsmiths’ Fair. It is a great opportunity to show my work to a new audience.’
Find Jed Week one, stand 23 of Goldsmiths’ Fair.
See her exhibitor profile here.