Monday, August 10, 2015


I'm a finalist in the Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award held this year at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum in country Victoria. The opening is August 29th and the exhibition runs through until October 18th. So if you are in the area, go and check out the exhibition, lots of metalwork from over 50 talented jewellers and silversmiths.
The pieces are called "You're Growing on Me" another small series of works in my 'Contained Adornment' series, small containers that hold jewellery. The containers are made from flat copper sheet that has been hammered, formed and then soldered together with a black patina. The silver pieces are hand fabricated and I used a technique called repousse to form the blobs for the ring and earrings. The neckpiece has over 150 small moveable pieces.


  1. Na, das ist doch wunderbar, Sylvia!
    Aber wie so oft muss ich dir auch diesmal eine Absage erteilen, denn auf die Schnelle mal nach Victoria zu reisen, übersteigt doch erheblich meine Möglichkeiten.
    Daher freue ich mich über deinen Erfolg auch von hier in Deutschland aus und hoffe, dass dein Deutsch noch so gut ist, dass du alles ohne Probleme lesen und verstehen konntest.
    Dir noch einen wundervollen Sommer, err, Winter!!!!
    Gruß, Uwe.

  2. The last comment was already in August???
    Now we are short prior Christmas! So it's time to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year, dear Sylvia!
    All the best from Germany to Australia's best jeweller... ;-)

  3. So sorry Uwe!

    I have been away from this blog for forever! I hope that you are keeping well and that you are still taking lots of photographs of the amazing world we live in.

    All the best.