Ruth Napper - Climate Change Necklace

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In my design process I am influenced by the natural word, it’s textures and colours, including the images of biology that have been a major part of my previous scientific work (until recently I worked as neuroscience researcher and academic at the University of Otago). I also use words, images and objects to evoke memories in the wearer, so the jewellery becomes much more than a decorative item. Much of my work uses materials traditionally not considered precious such as the images from a recycled beverage can, but it is the final object, that is precious. As a scientist my experimental work was bounded by protocols and repeatability; in jewellery-making I delight in experimenting and playing to see what happens and how an item of jewellery develops at the bench.