Jewelism-Materials into Ideas ⁄ Ideas into Materials

by Mia Straka

Running concurrently with JEMposium, the international Contemporary Jewellery Symposium 
held in Wellington, this exhibition features two works from each of the selected artists, 
one based on 'Materials into Ideas' and one on 'Ideas into Materials'

Wishbone Neckpiece 2008, bone, silver

For me the beauty in a successful piece is the melding of concept, material, technique and form. Usually the process cannot be separated easily between concept and material but I have chosen a work from my collection that could not exist in any other material and made another in response, moulding the material to express an idea.

Wishbone Pendant 2012, bone, muka cord.