"Utilizing textural variations and patina in my work reflect contrast. The conceptual aspect of my designs gravitate naturally towards the simplicity of lines and forms. Much of this influence stems from growing up close to the ocean and a profound appreciation for nature. Blackening of material subdues and mutes the tone of the material, whereas gold conveys a sense of preciousness.
"Other pieces combine epoxy resin, paper, wood, and fibrous materials. I appreciate the imperfections and incomplete forms produced by the combination of the materials.
"Born and raised in New Zealand, I remain strongly influenced by its cultures – both Pacific and European.
"Experimentation remains a huge part of the creative process for me."
Lapidary Journal, November 2011
Paper Jewellery, Sarah Kelly, 2012
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