Monday, February 22, 2010

The JamFactory

Tegan Empsom's beautiful glass Robots and Rabbits. Tegan began her career in the arts with a design associateship within the glass studio at JamFactory Craft and Design Centre.

Based in Adelaide the fantastic JamFactory includes four studios (ceramic, furniture, metal and glass) that regularly host visiting national and international artists, a wonderful gallery showcasing exhibitions of contemporary craft, and a retail spaces. Here are some amazing facts about the Jam Factory....
Pourers by Karen Cunningham a Jam Factory alumni.

JamFactory is Australia's leading studio-based craft development organisation.
Don Dunstan's vision for a craft organisation has been growing successfully for more than thirty three years.

Through sales, JamFactory provides income for over 400 artists and practitioners.
From sales in excess of one and a half million dollars, JamFactory returns over $750,000 to artists. Over the years, those returns have added many millions of dollars to the local creative economy.

JamFactory has employed and trained more than 360 of Australia's leading makers, artists and designers.
JamFactory Alumni are spread throughout the world - many are at the top of their profession.

JamFactory's audience continues to grow.
In 2006 over 125,000 people visited our shops and 75,000 people visited our galleries.

JamFactory is an energetic exhibitor of creative talent.
Last year JamFactory displayed 23 exhibitions demonstrating the works of 104 craft practitioners.
(from the JamFactory website)
Glass jewellery from JamFactory alumni Peta Kruger.

The JamFactory has a great blog and the links to alumni and JamFactory associates will provide many hours of happy web browsing. I am thrilled to be making a body of work to be exhibited down there later this year.

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