17th - 30th November 2014
This is a group exhibition of jewellery made by Manukau Institute of Technology students
completing the Level 5 Diploma in Jewellery Manufacture and Design and the Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Practice.
Level 5 students are responding to a brief where they are required to design and produce a range of jewellery for sale....to be worn.
All responded from a personal perspective, from ideas of traditional Korean adornment, through explorations of crystal forms, to a gentle reminder of our endangered New Zealand animals, birds and insects.
Level 6 students are pursuing their own individual projects at MIT, and beyond. In their jewellery pieces they are exploring flower forms, using architecture as inspiration to create miniature built structures, fixing iconic New Zealand plants in enamels, comically engaging in a wearers mood, taking a walk through our threatened West Coast bush
"When jewellery adopts its wearer it is bestowed with the realities and fantasies of its new life..... And as your reliable partner in crime, it talks."
"Flower Pendants" oxidised sterling silver, brass, stainless steel
"Upside down Daisy" hook earrings, pendant & stud earrings, sterling silver
"Large Brooch" copper, enamel
"Manuka Necklace" sterling & fine silver, enamel, felt
"Small Brooch (Kiwi)" sterling silver, enamel, felt
"Oval Cluster Ring" sterling silver, steel, citrine
"Double-claw Cluster Ring" sterling silver, steel, blue topaz
"Hexagon Claw Ring" sterling silver, steel, cubic zirconia
"Mood Face" brooches, oxidised sterling silver, cubic zirconia
"Embroidered Facet Stella Brooch" perspex, silk, oxidised sterling silver
"Clear Embroidered Facet Pendant" perspex, silk, oxidised sterling silver
"Embroidered Facet Stud Earrings"perspex, silk, sterling silver
"Takahe Brooch" oxidised sterling silver, enamel, stainless steel
"Black Stilt Brooch" oxidised sterling silver, stainless steel
"Campbell Is. Teal Brooch" oxidised sterling silver, enamel, stainless steel
"Medium Black Sand Fern Brooch" oxidised sterling silver, enamel paint
"Small Bronze Florescent Fern Brooch" oxidised sterling silver, bronze, enamel paint
"Black Sand Fern Impressions Brooch" oxidised sterling silver, enamel paint
ROYAL JEWELLERY STUDIO 486 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland, NZ Ph 64-9-8460200
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