ABOUT Nik Hanton

“Using the age-old materials and techniques of leather, wood, binding, and hand painting Nik Hanton revisits these methods, reshapes them, and tries to bring them into a contemporary context to examine the complex experience of being human.

After studying Sociology and Psychology Nik worked for a number of years in a variety of Media industries before following her passion for jewellery. It’s these disciplines that inform her approach to her making.

In 2015 Nik completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts majoring in Contemporary Jewellery from Whitireia NZ, received the Fingers Gallery Graduate Award and won the ECC / Dowse student Craft/Design Award for Jewellery from The Village Goldsmith.”