Thursday, 21 November 2013 16:31
Two weeks ago I went to a very interesting talk at the Hedland Courthouse Gallery, by contemporary jeweller Natalia Milosz-Piekarska. She is one of three jewellers to lead three workshops encouraging new and emerging crafters to find, develop and create new objects. Natalia was quick to suggest the term ‘contemporary jewellery’ encompasses a raft of practices, concepts and philosophies. The pictures shown here are from her presentation: pieces included found objects, works which require phenomenal craftpersonship, not obvious to the average eye, pieces which hid the worth.. for example the black rubber bracelet is actually covering a pure gold ring. Jewellery made from performance pieces, pieces which use precious stones, but are compromised when they are drilled into rather than polished. Jewellery which uses pebbles rather than diamonds… and one work which isn’t shown, a heated ring placed on the finger causing a blister to form and become the jewellery.
If you’re keen to find out more, contact the gallery as they’ll be most helpful indeed.
PS – Sydney and Melbourne friends, sign up so you can come and visit and we can get up to mischief!!!