ReCollections features 40 utilitarian, domestic and wearable objects, or groups of objects, acquired by their owners from JamFactory over the past 40 years and lent to us for the occasion of JamFactory’s 40th anniversary.
It celebrates JamFactory’s history of producing and selling beautiful, well-designed and durable things for use in everyday life.
The exhibition looks back over the past 40 years through the owners’ memories and stories surrounding the hand-made objects they acquired from JamFactory since its inception in 1973. Some of the objects selected for ReCollections may be humble but they have become special to their owners as they accumulated a patina of use and an intangible aura of memories.
Thank you to the people who have lent work for the exhibition and shared their stories with us.
|Tom Moore, Blown glass cat, 2003. Lent by Kate Cullity|
This piece was a 50th birthday present from Janice Lally to Kate’s partner, landscape architect Kevin Taylor, who was killed in a car crash in 2011. She writes: ‘It sits in our dining area with pictures of Kevin.
It always reminds me of Kevin’s great 50th , the first real birthday party he ever had!’
|Gerry Wedd, porcelain teacup and saucer, 1993. Lent by Kay Lawrence|
It has never been used because I don’t drink tea, but I loved it for its sentiment.’
|Stephen Bowers teapot and tea caddy, 1990/91. Lent by Peter Gilchrist|
|Marcus Champ, dragon fly brooch, c.mid 1980s. Lent by Winnie Pelz|
|Carlier Makigawa brooch, c.1983. Lent by Winnie Pelz|
|Shakey Textiles, knitted outfit with zip-out sleeves. Lent by Jennifer Layther|
She remembers working around the clock, taking her work with her to friends’ places and even to hip 1980s nightclub, Limbo, where she used to sit on the floor ‘darning the ends’.
|Pair of Stanislav Melis glasses with canework stems, 1980. Lent by Dick Richards|
|Ian White camera case, c.1980. Lent by Grant Hancock|
He used the bag for many years during his commercial photography assignments on location.
|Jf house brand stoneware coffee cup with Tasmanian myrtle saucer, 1981. Lent by Jeff Mincham|
This is a sample of a ceramics studio line that sold ‘like hot cakes’ according to Mincham.