Jewellery

Anna Hamilton

Painting Jewellery

Jewellery and Acrylic Painting

Anna loves design and being creative, whether in precious metals, gemstones, paint, spaces or technology. To her, life is creative – whether  painting, designing a piece of jewellery, building a house, designing/landscaping a garden, or designing/developing a website!

Her designs are inspired by the understanding that jewellery needs to work in  everyday life while adding a touch of sparkle.   There's a choice of what's on show in the gallery, or an individual piece can be designed and made.

At present, Anna is working on the design of several pieces focusing on rock crystal and quartz for KOAST.   She works out of a studio attached to The Little Black Gallery where you will find her during KOAST.

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Louise Spiers

Jewellery

My career in jewellery started with bone carving. I soon realised the limitations of bone and my deep need to learn more.

Moving into precious metals and including stones where  appropriate has expanded my design possibilities. I had formal training  and then worked for other manufacturing jewellers.

I am very tactile and have also done some sculpture work which I also enjoy. Now I no longer have a retail shop I am excited about creating my own pieces with less commercial orientation

Louise's work can be seen at The Little Black Gallery during KOAST and during the rest of the year.

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Louisa Millett

Jewellery

The natural elements of the earth and sea are a strong influence and inspiration for my fluid jewellery designs.  My designs are constantly evolving as I experiment ,while it is important that the pieces are well crafted and comfortable to wear.  I see jewellery as talismans too that inspire or hold a personal magic for the wearer.

I originally studied Jewellery/Silversmithing at the Sydney College of the Arts, but a New Zealander by descent ,living in Northland since 1991.  My travels have taken me sailing from Australia to North America and sailing through the Pacific,creating and selling jewellery for many years, and now happily settled for the past 14 years in Kerikeri.

I repeat a number of elements in my work,which enables it to be affordable,yet the infinite combinations possible keeps these pieces essentially unique.  I love using  NZ Pounamu (Greenstone) as well as a variety of other gemstones   Experimenting with the sculptural elements of jewellery as expressions of wearable art is my passion, hence Expressive Elements NZ

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Marlene Strode

Jewellery

I graduated from the Learning Connexion with a Diploma in Art and Creativity (Honours) in 2015. Since then, I have never stopped making art.

Although painting has always felt inspiring to me, my focus over the last three years has been creating jewellery.

For me, art is a pathway to my Higher Self. Whether I am making jewellery, painting or carving, the physical act of making art transforms my inner and outer worlds. For me, art is a celebration of my connection with the Mother and the Heroines Journey.

Marlene's work can be seen at The Little Black Gallery during KOAST and during the rest of the year.

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Stephanie Boyd-Dunlop

Jewellery

Stephanie has art and design in her blood  as her mother was an both enamelist and a painter.  Stephanie began with formal tuition in jewellery design and making but since then have been largely self taught.

Her work is mainly free form, eclectic, and in mixed mediums - she am very inspired by nature, with my own interpretation.  Having very recently moved to Kerikeri (early August) Stephanie is looking forward to finishing setting up her studio again and producing more work, especially enameling.

Stephanie's work can be seen at The Little Black Gallery during KOAST and the rest of the year.

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