With a rich knowledge in traditional crafts and art history, New Zealand jeweller Zelda Murray's own work is anything but conventional. Encouraging a tender conversation between materiality and shape, each of Zelda's jewellery pieces are a celebration in colour and texture, that conceptually play on the tension between romanticism and power.
Perched on the hill, with a view over native Kauri and Nikau, we visit Zelda at her home studio in Titirangi — a fascinating nook of hardware, dried flowers and collected beads. We find the maker bouncing between purposefully unfinished projects, such as a drying board of four leaf clovers (found in her garden), and bundles of coloured raffia from which to weave hats (left out in a pile for her cat to sleep on). Zelda's love for making and exploring different crafts is evident, an energy that inevitably feeds into inspiring her jewellery collections, and perhaps the reason why we haven't found anything else quite like it.
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