The past 18 months have been an exploration of hand making and realizing the fragility and beauty of crafting with Australian manufactured ‘Southern Ice’ porcelain. This series includes hand carving and deep etching so the trace of the curve is subtely linked to the subject matter and echoes the line work synonymous with the style of Art Nouveau. My thematic focus was to provide the wearer and viewer with a sensory and social distance experience through body adornment. By creating a tactile surface to be caressed and engaging the wearer’s senses, I invite the viewer to step into the wearer’s intimate space.
Monet’s Ruby (carved), 2011, Glazed and unglazed ‘Southern Ice’ porcelain, 925 clasp and backing, grey neoprene, size variable.
Photography: Mel Hill;
Jewellery finishings: Xanthe Gay