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About Jed

Jed (she/her) is an independent northern rivers based metalsmith, artist and mama, creating on Bundjung country. 
She is an active member of Hammer and Hand Metalsmith Collective, and works from their studio gallery in Bangalow one day a week. 
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She previously worked part time from her home studio in Upper Main Arm, but her home, studio and every worldly possession was destroyed in the northern rivers floods. 
She is currently rebuilding her business, building a tiny home with her partner Owen and working on a new collection. 
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Jed finds inspiration in nature, holistic living, spirit, geometry, ancient design, as well as the playfulness and spontaneity found in the design process of lost wax. She feels as though her metalsmithing is simply an extension of her art practice, which plays with the themes of raw expression, cosmic devine and the beauty of imperfection. 
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'I basically just create jewellery that I think these beautiful feral creatures would wear. It's the kind of bling I feel they would adorn when getting loose in ceremony, dancing in ritual around a fire, under the stars and celebrating the magic of this beautifully sublime universe' 
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'I call them gremlins, but that's simply a human articulation, really they are so much more. They are my guides, my ancestors, my confidence to be real. They whisper my truths and inspire me to embrace my authentic self. I feel like they are the embodiment of raw human expression that I strive for. No social conditioning, no fear of judgement, just raw expression, experience and bliss. The gremlins of life' 
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Jed studied a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design at ACU, an Advance Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at Melbourne Polytechnic and a cert lll in Micro Business Opperations through the NEIS program over the span of 7 years. It was this that gave her the confidence and skill to continue forward with her practice and develop self taught techniques, ideas and bodies of work.
She is fascinated (one could say obsessed) with attaining and utilising new knowledge and skills, and being surrounded with like minded creatives.
Next on the list, lapidary work. 
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'To be able to source and cut my own stones would be incredible. It is so hard to have a trusted visible supply chain with gems, and this way I could be 100% sure. I'd also really love to do some weird shit, really push my skill set and cut some Frankenstein stones. The gremlins would love that' 
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With the conjunction of academically attained knowledge and self taught skills, Jed creates one of a kind pieces that embody the beauty of raw human form and expression. She creates unique pieces of wearable art and is passionate about deconstructing our socially conditioned ideals of perfection. 
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The pieces Jed creates are trinkets to the primal self, the feral little being that society has pushed into the corner, aching to bust out from beneath your skin. They are talismans of remembrance to who you truly are, your authentic feral. 
Maybe we can't all run around naked, glistening with sweat, with grass in our hair and dirt under our nails, dancing to the sound of our beating heart and the twinkling cosmos above; but these pieces, these creations of earth and stone, are a reminder that every now and again, that wild soul needs to come out.
These pieces are a talismanic memento to suckle at the teat of your own delicious authenticity, and invite the adoration to primal self into your every day.
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'Feel the wind in your leg hairs, release your inner gremlin'
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View Jed's jewellery folio here, and her gremlins here. Prints coming soon.
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