From the 2023 Annual Members Exhibition
Dimensions: 450(l) x 205(w) x 50(h) mm
Material: Sterling silver and silk
About the Maker: Nicola Knackstredt
Nicola is an emerging contemporary jeweller who studied Jewellery and Object at the Australian National University, where she received the Boronia Prize for Excellence in Gold and Silversmithing in the first year of her studies.
In 2022, Nicola was a finalist in both Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award, presented by the Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of Australia–NSW Inc. and the Australian Design Centre, and the National Contemporary Jewellery Award.
Nicola's prior professional experience as a human rights lawyer has helped shape her practice and her business—Nicola sources her materials from an Australian company reputed for their sustainable and ethical production methods.
Nicola’s work mostly explores the materiality of fine silver sheet metal, which is highly malleable, and is used in a way that suggests the movements and folds of fabric.
Nicola’s work is made by hand in her studio at M16 Artspace in Canberra, where she also sits on the Board.
Photos: Photo provided by artist
Available for collection from 12/12/23