MEET THE ARTISTS: JEWELLERY
INSPIRATION + INFLUENCES:
The 70s had it all – from boho chic to retro glam – and its influence on fashion and interiors has transcended generations like few eras, before or since.
“I started my jewellery design journey when I was 8.
The 70s was the beginning of my creative exploration. I remember always making” stuff”, but it is jewellery “small sculptures” that have captured my heart and my hands!”
FabuGlass, the trading name of Janis Rietdyk, represents her love of the sensuous tactile medium of glass; a medium that has inspired her creativity for some 35 years. This beautiful medium led Jan to studies in wirework and silver smithing as complementary media for the creation of wearable art.
Wendy has been working with polymer clay for more than twenty years to create wearable figurative art. She is inspired by the colour and jewellery traditions of other cultures and her observations of her physical environment.
“I love the smell & feel of leather, and I love Chinese knots, especially the 10-Accord knot.The knot is made from continuous strands of leather cord. I love how this utilitarian craft can be simultaneously seen as a functioning object (e.g. by way of buttons & fastenings) but also as a beautiful work of art.”