Twelve artists drawn together for our desire and vision to use our hands and minds to make jewellery and objects. Handshake provides the platform to spring forward. Sometimes we dip, and others we dive into unknown territory to make pieces that reveal something of ourselves and society. On a day to day level we lead busy other lives; work in other professions, care for family young and old, spread our energies to what is immediate and important to us. These realities pull us in other directions and vie for attention. Makers who lead multiple lives aside from being creative’s. There is a juggle and struggle as to what comes first. What comes to light from working within these contesting realities are works of great thought and imagination. In our show Polarity we will bring to the public jewellery and objects that come from light and dark places, communicating with others our shared humanity.