My concept was: How far can l stretch reclaimed materials (Pounamu, gold, silver).
Flatten water-cast ingots into discs over several courses of forging, leaving trails of heavy texture and highly polished surfaces, and incorporating Pounamu.
Strchd 9ct gold earrings, length 75mm, disc 30mm, Pounamu, recycled 9ct gold $1,665
Strchd 18ct gold necklace, length 445mm, disc 35mm, Pounamu, recycled 18ct, silver, leather $1,660
Strchd 9ct gold ring, size S, Disc 50mm, recycled gold $1,010
Strchd 925 earrings, length 90mm, disc 35mm, Pounamu, recycled sterling silver $755
Strchd 925 ring, size S, disc 28x38mm, Pounamu, recycled sterling silver $410
Strchd 925 necklace, length 500mm, disc 80mm, Pounamu, recycled sterling silver, leather $1,335
Te Kaha I necklace, Pounamu, sterling silver (length: 405mm Pounamu: 70 x 35mm) $1,500
Te Kaha II necklace, Pounamu, sterling silver (length: 510mm Pounamu: 90 x 50mm) $1,725
Set of Pairs
In this body of work 2 pairs of earrings are related to one another.
Arc I and Arc II became a set after creating the framework for Arc I.
I decided not to go ahead with that particular design as a new concept, Arc II, presented itself.
It's a set as the silver framework structures are like a ghost print echoing the resemblance of the Jade shapes used during the fabrication of both pairs.
The inspiration for Kauri Gum I and II are based on the Kauri mangroves. Different techniques where explored eg. carved shapes vs use of raw material, incorporating Tangiwai and mangrove shoots becoming prongs.
Cuttlefish I and II where created from one piece of cast silver. The cuttlefish was used back to back leaving different patterns on either side. The ingot was sliced in half.
For cuttlefish II, i used the inner parts which were cut out to allow space for the Jade settings in cuttlefish I.
Arc I, sterling silver, copper $485
Arc II, NZ jade, sterling silver, copper $485
Kauri I, Kauri gum, sterling silver, copper, brass $525
Kauri II, Kauri gum, Tangiwai jade, sterling silver $525
Cuttlefish I, NZ jade, sterling silver, copper $525
Cuttlefish II, NZ jade, sterling silver, copper $525
This collection consists of tensile, extremely light in weight, elegant structures which I created from refurbished gold and Pounamu.
Mindful of dwindling resources, together with the high ecological cost of mining gold, I consciously challenged myself to minimise my use of materials in creating these durable pieces without sacrificing design.
The titles reflect the weight of each piece; in general, they are less than a third of the weight of my usual work.
18.82gm earrings -14ct gold, Pounamu, silver rivets 75 x 60mm inc. hook $795
17.08gm necklace -14ct gold, Pounamu, silver rivets 37 x 85mm - necklace 445mm $1,750
3.54gm earrings - 14ct gold, Pounamu, silver rivets 40 x 15mm inc. hook $530
1.73gm earrings - 9ct gold, Pounamu, silver rivets 30 x 10mm inc. hook
2.23gm ring -14ct gold, Pounamu, size P height: 30mm $470
2.37gm ring - 9ct gold, Pounamu, silver rivets, size M height: 25mm $485
3.92gm ring - 9ct gold, Pounamu, silver rivets, size Q (top part 18 x 19mm) $575
5.66gm pendant - 14ct gold, Pounamu, 9ct chain 50 x 50mm - chain 465mm $690
#NUMBERED – The Kauri Collection
Earlier this year I accepted an invitation to produce a body of work using Kauri wood and gum for an exhibition at the NZ Kauri Museum. I am forever grateful to have participated in that exhibition as working with these extremely beautiful New Zealand heritage materials prove to be a new source of inspiration.
My aim at any given time is to enhance and showcase the intrinsic beauty in the materials I work with, and to challenge myself to find different fabricating techniques.
The titles for my jewellery are a sequential number of their position in the weeks, during lockdown, of experimental hand building all the original one-off art works.
#54 Bracelet Kauri gum, fine and sterling silver, leather, 14ct gold $895
#184 Necklace Kauri wood and gum, 24ct gold leaf, sterling silver, copper, leather $650
#266 Earrings Kauri gum, fine and sterling silver $395
#172 Ring Kauri wood, NZ Jade, sterling silver, 24ct gold leaf $450
#195 Ring Kauri wood and gum, 24ct gold leaf, fine silver $475
#211 Brooch Kauri wood and gum, fine silver, stainless steel $495
#107 Ring Kauri wood, NZ Jade, antique pocket watch screw $285
#241 Ring Kauri wood, NZ Jade, sterling silver $450
#242 Ring Kauri wood, NZ Tangiwai, fine and sterling silver, micro screws $475
#244 Ring Kauri wood, NZ Jade, fine and sterling silver, micro screws $475
A series of interactions between minimum and maximum.
TransPierce Necklace: NZ Jade, Sterling Silver, Length 480x510mm $635
TransPierce Cradle Ring: NZ Jade, Sterling Silver $450
TransPierce Bar Ring: NZ Jade, Sterling Silver, Ring size W $295
TransPierce Industrial Ring: NZ Jade, Sterling Silver, Ring size P $295
TransPierce Triangle Ring: NZ Jade, 14ct Gold, Sterling Silver. Ring size N $395
TransPierce Tapered Square Ring: NZ Jade, 9ct Gold, Sterling Silver, Copper Ring size Q $395
TransPierce Riveted Cuff: NZ Jade, 9ct Gold, Sterling Silver, Copper, 160 x57 x23mm $600
TransPierce Cuff: NZ Jade, Sterling Silver, 180x58x63mm $575