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Artist Profile

Artist Profile

  • Trained in Dunedin at Fluxus workshop.
  • Founding partner of Lynx Jewellery Gallery, Christchurch.
  • 1991 received major workshop grant from QEII Arts Council.

Artist Statement

“Paua is my main source of inspiration. I found that it releases fantasies that I love to weave upon the world we see, and the world of shadows. The pieces have incorporated poured globules of molten silver and copper, either forged or rolled, as the initial instigator in the process of creating the form. Its course after that depends on how I'm feeling from then to its completion.”

“My emotions were the most powerful part in developing an idea, joy being the main emotional expression for my jewellery. Paua with its infinite colour and texture expresses this completely. When I determined each piece was complete I allowed it to speak for itself, to describe its own existence.”

From OPEN HEART: Contemporary New Zealand Jewellery catalogue.