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Contrary to what the name suggests the Jam Factory is not an outlet where they make and sell jam, chutney or associated conserves. Instead the Jam Factory is a not for profit organisation that promotes good design and fine craftsmanship amongst up and coming artists, designers and makers.
With exhibition outlets in the West End, Rundle Mall and at Seppeltsfield, the Jam Factory provides an opportunity for everyone to see some emerging artists and their work as well as to purchase some of the works.
Aside from the exhibitions in the galleries, the Jam Factory runs an intensive two year Associate program in the four main studio areas of ceramics, glass, furniture and metal design. Over a period of two years, students learn from visiting artists, masters and designers in residence as well as undertaking work experience on various projects and with various artists.
At the end of that two year period, the second year Associates participate in an annual showcase of their outstanding work and new ideas, and hopefully gain the exposure needed to make the transition in to professional practice.
This year's showcase, known as Generate 2014, features and highlights the work of eight emerging designers in the areas of glass, metal and furniture design. Generate 2014 is on display in Gallery One of the Jam Factory at 19 Morphett Street in the City from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Vitreous Tessellation : Marcel Hoogstad Hay - Steve Hudson
With a strong focus on glass, Marcel Hoogstad Hay, Katie-Ann Houghton, Alexander Valero and Diego Vides Borrell exhibit all things possible with glass. Supplementing the glassworks is a series of furniture and woodwork displays from Liam Mugavin, Steve Soeffky and Matt Taylor. And rounding out the Generate 2014 team is a jewellery display from Courtney Jackson.
And if these new artists in Gallery One don't over-excite you, then take a look in Gallery Two where there is a display known as Colour : Speaking in Plumes. The display is a collection of new jewellery by Adelaide based jeweller Alice Potter celebrating the vibrant and dynamic colour combinations found in the avian world. With brooches, necklaces and rings there is something for every loved one in your life.
Colour: Speaking in Plumes : Alice Potter - Steve Hudson