jennifer martin

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation jeweller
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Introduction I am a gold and silversmith working in Melbourne Australia. I am inspired by all things avian, mystical, symbolic, poetic and spiritual. The forest and the sea are also deep sources of inspiration. I use the techniques of repousse and engraving. Repousse is an ancient technique where a bowl of pitch is used to hold the metal. Various tools are then used to push the metal out. The piece is then turned over and detail is chased onto the front. I also engrave and carve onto the metal using hand engravers. I use precious stones in my work such as sapphires and diamonds. Sometimes I use felt, pearls, shell and feathers.I spend a lot of time researching whatever I am currently interested in. Some themes recur throughout my work and I return at times to previous work to inform new work. I consider each piece to be a unique work of art and a celebration of the wondrous, bountiful earth on which we live.