About this Exhibitor / Bio:
My work is inspired by a profound respect for nature and an appreciation of organic forms and simplicity. Having grown up close to the ocean has influenced my aesthetic and manifests itself in a very raw and organic manner. Experimentation remains a huge part of the creative process for me, leading to discovery and innovations in design. I appreciate the beauty in imperfections, unfinished edges, patinas and the combination of alternative materials. As a studio jeweler, I work in small product batches with limited editions, and 1 of a kind pieces. Textures and patinas are strong in my work. My work is constantly evolving. Born and raised in New Zealand, I remain strongly influenced by its diverse cultures and Pacific influences.