CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND JEWELLERY
Tatjana Panyoczki was born in Switzerland and initially trained as a wig maker and make-up artist for theater, TV and film. In 1992 Tatjana moved to New Zealand where she studied 3D design at Unitec in Auckland. Intrigued by the narrative between the object and the wearer, she majored in contemporary jewellery. Tatjana explores and develops her ideas through lengthy experimentation with deconstructing and reconstructing being a big part of her process. Sometimes being lead by an idea and sometimes by the materials.
From Valdivostock with love
"Vladivostok always was a magical place I often fantasised about since my early childhood and longed to visit one day. In 2018 my dream came true and I spent 3 months in this thrilling city in the far east of Russia. To the North of the city lies a small beach in the Ussuri Bay, where after the closure of the local porcelain factory from the Soviet era, the waste and empty glass bottles washed up to the shore after being tumbled and pounded through the tidal action. Being an avid beachcomber, I could hardly believe my eyes at the amount of treasure lying on this beautiful stretch of coast and I started picking up porcelain things with holes, whilst my local Russian friends told me stories of family members who had worked in the factory a long time ago. Although we can no longer move around this crazy planet at the moment, we are free to wonder in our minds and go places we dream about or know intimately, and memories come alive." Kaiwaka, August 2020
Neckpiece 2020. Oxidised fine silver, sterling silver, found porcelain, on spectra cord, 800mm $1,200
Neckpiece 2020. Sterling silver, found porcelain, 740mm $1,200
Neckpiece 2020. Found porcelain on spectra cord, 800mm $985
Vestige Chain 2018. Oxidised sterling silver, 1000mm $1,000
Vestige Neck Piece, 2018. Oxidised sterling silver, 1000mm $1,000
All earrings are from the Lobulus series
The neckpieces are from the Siwan series, an Old English word for sew
Elemental neckpiece, 2014 Silver $750
Elemental neckpiece, 2014 Special edition “40” oxidised silver $800
Elemental neckpiece, 2014 Oxidised silver $700
Neckpieces, Fucked up mishaps or - x - = + series
Fucked up mishaps or - x - = + series, Neckpiece $500
'La vie est dure sans confiture...'
This body of work orignates from the series 'Verwicklung - Entwicklung' first shown in Zug, Switzerland in 2003. Verwicklung, German for involvement and Entwicklung, meaning evolution and development. The verb, wickeln, is wrapping.
277 Wrapped Neckpiece 800mm long $670
274 Wrapped Neckpiece 445mm long $800
273 Wrapped Neckpiece 460mm long $800
281 Prototypes Neckpiece 750mm long $900
280 Prototypes Neckpiece 750mm long $700
282 Wrapped Neckpiece 475mm long $700
Bobbins neckpiece $835
Bobbin bits neckpiece $667
Collaboration neckpiece; collaboration with Peter Panyoczki $1,000
"Idealised material or materialised idea? It is not always that black and white with my work, sometimes very subtle.
1. 'Samples XVI', paint, steel, wool, plastic, card, wood, lino, $370
6. Stg silver, reticulated, oxidised, $160
11. Stg silver, textured, oxidised, $180
15. Copper, patina, varnish, $340
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