Rainer Beneke

In his Dunedin studio Rainer Beneke creates timeless pieces of jewellery in silver, copper and gold. With a meditative joy, he treasures the ancient techniques of European gold and silversmiths - using mostly hand-tools to craft his pieces. The calmness and clarity of the vast Central Otago landscape, with it's rugged tussock-covered mountains, continues to be the inspiration for Rainer’s work.