Jayne Redman (Falmouth, ME)
Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited her work at fine craft shows for over thirty years and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and stores across the country. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at Riverview Workshops at Jayne Redman Studio in Falmouth, Maine.
“Barbara Hopkins has been a diligent part time jeweler for many years while working full time as an educator. She has spent much time and money learning multiple techniques from nationally recognized jewelry educators and equipping her studio. She has chosen to take her jewelry making to a more professional level. I feel she has shown the dedication necessary to explore this choice seriously; applying her technical skills and sense of design.” – Jayne Redman
Barbara Hopkins (South Berwick, ME)
Barbara Hopkins earned her BA, MEd, and CAGS in the sciences and educational leadership. She was a chemistry teacher at Oyster River High in Durham, NH when a local jeweler asked for her science expertise which began her love affair with making jewelry and expanded her repertoire as a science educator. She helped to develop the UNH Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, & Engineering Education, served multiple districts as a STEM specialist and Assistant Superintendent, and continued as the Director of Science Education for New Hampshire. Today, Hopkins continues to consult part time advancing students’ access to strong and creative problem solving while learning science. Creativity in education has always been important to Barbara, and now she is honored to further her own education in creativity with Jayne Redman.
“Jayne’s skillful work in articulating designs with engineered tools that create volume from precious metals has influenced me for two decades. She will challenge me to design more thoroughly and seek process solutions that support strong work. Jayne understands my quest for light, three-dimensional work incorporating silver with gold and my aspiration to focus and refine execution. Her guidance to present my work more professionally will challenge and assist my growth as a jewelry artist.” – Barbara Hopkins