JamFactory supports and promotes outstanding design and craftsmanship through our widely acclaimed studios, galleries and shops.
A unique not-for-profit organisation located in the Adelaide city centre and at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, JamFactory is supported by the South Australian Government and is recognised globally as a centre for excellence.
JamFactory’s purpose-built studios for ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and metal design provide skills and business training for artists and designers through our rigorous two-year Associate training program.
Our exhibition and retail spaces showcase contemporary Australian craft practice and offer a wide range of high quality and collectable craft and design.
Since establishment as an initiative of the Dunstan government in 1973, JamFactory has remained at the forefront of development in craft and design.
Originally located in an historic old jam factory on Payneham Road in St Peters, Adelaide, the organisation began as craft training workshops, galleries, shop and artist’s studios, before moving to its current purpose built Morphett Street facility in the heart of Adelaide’s West End Arts Precinct in 1992.
The original workshops focused on the areas of glass, ceramics, leather, textiles and jewellery. These areas of focus were reviewed when the organisation moved to Morphett Street and saw the textile and leather workshops close, jewellery expand to jewellery and metal and the opening of a furniture studio.
The facility at Morphett Street features JamFactory’s flagship retail store, renovated by renowned designer Khai Liew in 2010, 2 gallery spaces and 4 fully equipped studios in ceramics, glass, furniture and metal.
The building also houses 10 independent studios rented by emerging and established practitioners.
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
In 2013 JamFactory launched JamFactory at Seppeltsfield. This brought together two significant South Australian icons – both with a commitment to premium quality and bespoke production, providing a unique hub for craft and design in the Barossa.The 1,000 square metre facility, situated in the historic stables building at Seppeltsfield (only an hour’s drive from Adelaide), provides studio space for professional artisans, a gallery for free public exhibitions and a retail shop presenting outstanding hand-made products.