Jane Sedgwick lives and works in rural Norfolk, making mixed-media jewellery. She manages a small woodland with her partner which provides wood for fuel and a sustainable supply of timber for her designs.
Her current work focuses on using sycamore from the woodland, with which she hand turns a range of beads, that can be combined in different ways to generate multiple designs. The beads are either sealed to capture and enhance the natural wood surface or coloured using " toy safe" paints and varnishes. She uses a variety of natural and man made cordage for threading and knotting.
Jane's inspiration is taken from vintage toys, modernist architecture, folk art and information graphics from the 50s and 60s. Use of geometric shapes, playful use of colour, tactility and movement are all recurring themes.