Born in Adelaide but raised in Melbourne, Polly Dymond is a current Jewellery and Metal Associate at JamFactory (Adelaide). A finalist of the DIAGOTYA Awards (Jewellery) and recipient of the NMH Metalworks Prize for Smithing.
Previously undertaking a Bachelor of Arts at Swinburne University, Dymond spent a decade working in teaching, cinema exhibition, marketing and event management before her lifelong preoccupation with making grew too strong to ignore.
Dymond's current practice is driven by a deep love of the natural and elemental combined with despair over the loss of craftsmanship and disposability of contemporary objects and materials (plastic, plastic, plastic)! The resulting jewellery and objects possess a duality of process; forging and forming exploring ancient traditional techniques alongside the manipulation and metamorphosis of discarded single use packaging and plastics, transforming them into precious and permanent artefacts.