On my visit to this treasure trove of modern design, I was particularly inspired by the works of designer Yuko Fujita. Yuko, a Japanese born Melbourne based designer, fuses together a Japanese aesthetic with inspiration from the Australian landscape. Her work, made from silver and gold, uses oxidation and painting techniques to create beautiful tactile and interactive jewellery objects.
“The jewellery I create is much like words and images, but concealed in shapes that are borrowed from nature. I utilise botanical elements such as shape, colour and texture to transform them into wearable objects that I hope closely engages the wearer or viewer of the piece, triggering an emotional response and inspiration.” Yuko Fujita
There is a wonderful correlation between Yuko’s design approach and my own. No wonder her work appeals to me so much!
Wisteria 4 Drop Earrings - Sterling Silver.
Violet Hook Earrings - Oxidised Sterling Silver and Paint.
Gumnut Brooch – Oxidised Sterling Silver and Paint.
Violet Stud Earrings - Oxidised Sterling Silver and Paint.
Long Botanical Earrings - Oxidised Sterling Silver.