Yuko Fujita

The best of Melbourne can be found down it’s alleyways, slightly hidden from view.
Earlier this week I dropped into one of my favourite hideaways e.g.etal for some inspiration.
E.g.etal is an Aladdin’s cave filled with all things shiny and fine. The retail and exhibition space is tucked away down Flinders Lane and features the talents of Melbourne’s most cutting edge, contemporary jewellery designers.    

Kangaroo Paw Brooch- Yuko Fukita

Kangaroo Paw Brooch- Yuko Fujita

 

 

 

E.g.etal Contemporary jewellery retail and exhibition space in Melbourne CBD

 

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. 

  

Yuko Fujita Melbourne based contemporary jewellery designer

 

“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

 

Jewellery designed by Yuko Fujita exhibited at e.g.etal in the Melbourne CBD

 

There is a wonderful correlation between Yuko’s design approach and my own. No wonder her work appeals to me so much!

 

isteria 4 Drop Earrings - Sterling silver designed by Yuko Fujita

Wisteria 4 Drop Earrings - Sterling Silver.

Violet Hook Earrings - Oxidised Sterling silver and paint  designed by Yuko Fujita

Violet Hook Earrings - Oxidised Sterling Silver and Paint.

Gumnut Brooch – Oxidised Sterling silver and paint designed by Yuko Fujita

Gumnut Brooch – Oxidised Sterling Silver and Paint.

 

Violet Stud Earrings - Oxidised Sterling silver and paint designed by Yuko Fujita

Violet Stud Earrings - Oxidised Sterling Silver and Paint.

 

Long Botanical Earrings - Oxidised Sterling silver designed by Yuko Fujita

Long Botanical Earrings - Oxidised Sterling Silver.