South Australian contemporary jeweller Alice Potter finished her Bachelor of Visual Communications at the University of South Australia in 2004, a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design [Jewellery] at Adelaide College of the Arts in 2006, and since then completed First Class Honours in Visual Arts in 2012. Alice works on her jewellery and object practice from her home studio, while also working as Production Manager in the internationally recognised Metal Design Studio at JamFactory design + craftsmanship Inc. As a leader in the arts and crafts sector in Australia, JamFactory has been giving craftspeople the opportunity to develop their careers for 40 years, as well as encouraging makers and designers with public programs, workshops and exhibitions.
Between 2007 and 2011 she was an access tenant at Adelaide's Gray Street Workshop, working concurrently as Technical Officer in University of South Australia's Jewellery and Metal Studio. Since 2011 Alice has taught various UniSA Jewellery courses, as well as JamFactory's Metal Studio community run workshops.
Alice's work is a mix of precious metals and non-traditional, reused materials. Her pieces have a distinct focus on colour and form, with her design background showing through amongst the colour combinations and the placement of specifically chosen elements. From her simple jewellery works to her recent, more elaborate sculpture pieces, each is carefully designed and constructed to reflect design in everyday life as wearable art.
Read more about me in Collage's Artist Spotlight #73: Alice Potter.