AUGUST 2nd - 13th  2010

2010 Graduating Students Award

Debbie Adamson

Otago Polytechnic

'Making my way (home)'

"Debbie Adamson’s graduate jewellery uses a material vernacular drawn from her rural home environment in the South Isalnd’s Maniototo area.
She uses this language in an urban context with a sound understanding of contemporary jewellery’s relationship to fashion. Debbie’ selection in the 2010 iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards indicates her commitment to professional studio practice. Debbie shares a studio with Lynn Kelly & Victoria McIntosh."
Andrew Last, Otago Polytech

"I once heard that we can get to know ourselves through the things we make. I think this is a process that never ends, and this work is part of that journey. These pieces continue an exploration of my Pakeha identity in post-colonial New Zealand. Using my rural background as reference, I have chosen specific materials and responded to them. I pull apart, play, and push them to form new identities – reconfigurations that move away from but still speak of their origins."
Debbie Adamson, 2010

Debbie Adamson

Large asymmetric geometric necklace with black rubber  $500
Spliced fencing standard, gumboot rubber, sterling silver


Debbie Adamson

Necklace  $300
Chicken wire, rubber


Debbie Adamson

'Meet me in the middle' (on going necklace series)  $500
Barbed fencing wire, plastic, cotton, black flocking, rubber, silver


Debbie Adamson

Large white enamel dipped necklace  $460
Chicken wire, fencing standards


Debbie Adamson

Necklace  $380
Chicken wire


Debbie Adamson

Necklace  NFS
Chicken wire


Debbie Adamson

Large asymmetric geometric necklace with black rubber  $500
Spliced fencing standard, gumboot rubber, sterling silver

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