Janice MaddoxI grew up sleeping under quilts made by my grandmother and filled with cotton grown by my grandfather....
As a child, my happiest hours were spent outdoors. Armed with our "Little Golden" field guides, nets, and magnifying glasses, my sister and I became steeped in the visual and tactile vocabulary of beetles' legs, butterfly antennae, tadpoles hatching in our hands, and which leaf makes the best boat (magnolia). The floodgates of creativity were opened, and further honed by a university major in graphic design. My ever expanding field of influence includes evolutionary biology, the structure of sound, insect architecture, sacred geometry, Japanese prints, old cartoons, and a profound love of planet. All of these and more influence my design process, which begins with drawing and can include wax carving, casting, constructing from sheet and wire, and kiln firing glass. It is complexity of process and technique seeking that place of quiet stillness and perfection in classic simplicity of form. The mindset is one of constant striving, always pushing forward beyond the comfort zone of the known; the results are what you see here. Additional work can be seen at Jackie Taylor Designs.
2006 - Best of Show - $3000 - Habitat for Humanity Birdfest Auction- Winston-Salem, NC.
2003 - American Crafts Council Spotlight 2003 Southeast Region Annual Juried Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC
2001 - First Place in Metals- $1500 - Winter Park Florida Sidewalk Art Festival.
2000 - Cedar Creek Award of Excellence- Carolina Designer Craftsmen- Raleigh, NC.
2000 - Sunoco Award of Merit - Columbia Art Museum - Columbia, SC.
1998 - Haywood County Arts Council Regional Projects Grant - $500, Waynesville, NC.
1994 - Purchase Award - Atlanta Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA.
1990 - Best of Show - Dogwood Arts Festival Fine Crafts Festival, Knoxville, TN.
1987 - Certificate of Merit - North & South American Continents - DeBeers Diamonds International Design Competition - London
1987 - Fourth Prize - 15th Annual Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.
1986 - Third Prize - Citra Trading Company Pearl Design Competition, New York.
1985 - Certificate of Merit - North & South American Continents- DeBeers Diamonds International Design Competition, London.
1985 - Bronze Prize in Rendering - 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.
1984 - Honorable Mention - 12th Annual International Pearl Design Competition, Tokyo.
1984 - International Gold Corporation, First Place in Rendering-Student Division, New York.
1983 - Third Prize - Fine Jewelry - Inamori International, Los Angeles.