Jewellery  Development-   Project


Jewellery  -Mentoring-   Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition-    Project


Jewellery  Development    Project


Jewellery   -Mentoring     Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition     Project



I've been spending an increasing number of hours with sand and all of the pieces I've made for the work for the Te Uru space reflect this. It's incredible how each beach has a different look and feel in both the landscape and the sand. From sand that's almost white,...

Backwards and forwards

With the CODA work packed up and now (I guess) on the way to Apeldoorn it seems like a good time to look back on this part of the HandShake project. All the 'bracelets' packed in their cotton bags I’ve had a lot of fun investigating ideas that came up in response to...

Like a New Piece of Paper/Te Uru

I’ve always been a maker that is completely comfortable working with a material that has seen better days. I like how I can transform it into something new yet retain something of its original form. One of the biggest challenges can be dissecting the original object...

Cutting a Straight Line/Te Uru

For a change, I am working with the rules of thumb and not against them. Normally, overlooking procedures and finding my own way is my true nature. Sometimes it is good to learn the correct way first before breaking the rules but not knowing them in the first place...

Bringing the outside in

When making work in response to the Te Uru space I thought about the bringing of the outside, in. I looked at the gallery rooms and saw that from one of the spaces there's a window from which you have a view of trees and the sea. It was this that informed my material...


Value, importance, worthiness, usefulness, meaningfulness, significance, stature, measurement, control. How you are perceived by others and how you perceive yourself. How an object is perceived by its maker, its seller, its buyer and its audience. Emperor’s New...

Stendhal Syndrome

I have a fascination for psychological terminology- this has most recently been seen in my enthusiasm in response to the Placebo and Nocebo Effects, which I've based two bodies of work on. When I heard of the classification of Stendhal Syndrome I was excited. Stendhal...


Recently, the book Public and Private Worlds: Women in Contemporary New Zealand[1] crossed my path as I scanned through an op shop in Thames. In chapter 5, Women and Art, Anne Kirker speaks of some significant NZ woman artists that have paved the way for coming...


Welding in the garage, my studio is normally in my house, so great to change the scenery. It adds an organic feel to my environment- especially all the petrol smells and machinery. Once Ive managed to weld the steel to a shape I’m happy with its time to bling it up. I...

An artistic life on Rack 213

As previously mentioned, CODA houses the full collection of Onno Boekhoudt's artistic legacy; his work, experiments and the many many objects he collected, including the bench pins/pegs pictured below. Onno's work and collections from the CODA archive, page.79 Onno...


HANDSHAKE is a unique mentoring program in the art world, in which established artists spread their knowledge to less experienced artists. The “knowledge” accumulated in exchange of the relationship based on feedback is implemented in exhibitions and joint projects.


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