Jewellery  Development-   Project


Jewellery  -Mentoring-   Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition-    Project


Jewellery  Development    Project


Jewellery   -Mentoring     Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition     Project


“HANDSHAKE 5 – in dialogue with CODA collection”, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands  14 October 2019 until 19 January 2020 Selected HS artists & practices are matched with works from the CODA’s object collection. These selected HS5 artists produced a series...

Destined to Meet by Chance

  The inspiration for my work in Melbourne for Radiant Pavilion came from a Chinese proverb: An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance.  The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break. I was...

HANDSHAKE 5 - in dialogue with the CODA collection 13 October, 2019 – 12 January, 2020, opening Sunday 13 October 14:30 read more see Klimt02 for images and description CODA museum| Vosselmanstraat 299| 7311 CL  Apeldoorn, the Netherlands  ...

HS craft writers’ programme

The HS craft-writers’ programme is open for submissions HANDSHAKE Project is launching a pilot craft writers’ programme, running from January 2020 to December 2021. The online programme will nurture the writing skills of craft and art professionals with a view to...


CALL for New Zealand artists with jewellery interests The first of the NZ masterclass workshop series is with IRIS EICHENBERG, in Auckland (Epsom) Workshop dates:  31 January, 1 and 2 February 2020  Entry is on application Click here for more...

OPEN CALL for HANDSHAKE 6 (2020-21)

CALL for jewellery ARTISTS,              deadline Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019                  Click here for more information


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...


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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