Materials: Silver-plated platters
Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 inches
About the Artist:
Jaydan was born into a family of fourth generation tombstone makers in California. Most of his childhood was largely spent at the family business, which doubled as a rental storage space; where he would rummage through other peoples objects, and listen to families making arrangements for their loved ones. It is these experiences that made him value the heirlooms and objects we choose to use as markers for significant moments.
His career began as an undergraduate student at California College of the Arts, in Oakland, where Jaydan earned a BFA in jewelry and metal arts under Marilyn da Silva. Jaydan received his MFA and MA from University of Wisconsin-Madison under professors Lisa Gralnick and Kim Cridler, and was given a University Fellowship while there.
Upon completing his graduate degree, Jaydan has furthered his career through generous opportunities as an artist in residence at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, as Fountainhead Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth Universities Craft/Material Studies Program, and a grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation. He has shown in recent exhibitions at Cheongju Craft Biennale (South Korea), Fuller Art Museum (MA), Museum of Craft and Design (CA), Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts. He has also held teaching appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Craft Materials Studies Program, California College of the Arts, and Houston Community College.
This year Jaydan was awarded the Emerging Voices Award from the American Craft Council. He currently is an artist in resident at Penland School of Craft where during this time he is creating new work for shows at Ornamentum Gallery (NY) and Blue Spiral Gallery (NC).
To view more work by this artist, visit his SNAG Maker Page