"I can handle it"  brooch                                                       coffee cup handle, Sterling


This website showcases the different aspects of Beatrice Carlson practice as an interdisciplinay artist.

Her work interacts in between the different medium and techniques she has been using from, initially, her fashion design background to now,  her contemporary jewellery practice.

With the post-Covid Era, Carlson focuses on her non-toxic, recycling/upcycling  jewellery practice.

In April 2023, Craig Potton Gallery presented, during Nelson Jewellery Week,her solo exhibition, "the Magpie Nest Project" result of decluttering 30 years of impulsive consumption,

Now, she forages, harvests, finds, recycles discarded pieces the sea gives us back.

Her current concept, Under Current Project is going to last as long as she can find porcelain shards on New Zealand shores...

"Rain on Bethells Beach" Necklace 

Sterling Silver, Gold , Natural Freshwater Pearls - Embossing, marking, oxidation.

Latest exhibitions & up coming events:

2023: "the Magpie Project" Solo jewellery exhibition, Craig Potton Gallery and presented by Nelson Jewellery Week.


-13-14 August: "from un-WearableArt to Wearable pieces of Art"  a 2 days workshop by Beatrice Carlson. 

-8 July- 7 August: Hei Poipoia, Matariki celebration Group show Waiheke Gallery

-5 July-7 August: "Wear your Art Out" Group show, Estuary Art Centre, Orewa

-May: Finalist Richard T. Nelson Sculpture Awards Wellington

-April: Finalist 2022 "the battle of the rings" competition-"walk on the beach" ring

Seattle US


-Finalist 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize- Lines ring

-Finalist 2012 Cleveland National Art Awards- Reflection ring 

-Finalist 2021 NZ Small Sculpture Prize-Black rock ring

-March/April: Nelson Jewellery Week,  "a walk on the beach" exhibition, Suter Gallery-Nelson

-20 March: Duo Synchro exhibition, a visual discussion between Beatrice Carlson and virginiejg hosted by Alliance Française at Studio One-Toi Tū during the international week of Francophonie.

-Jan/Feb: "Bijoux"  Group show Upstairs Gallery, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Hand Medal Project, worldwide project

-Jewellery Masterclass with Iris Eichenberg, HandShake Project.

-Auckland Art Gallery: "a Different Perspective" participation in the panel discussion during Louise Henderson Retrospective- Auckland Art Gallery

Thank you to go to the about page for a detailed CV or email Beatrice Carlson

"Reflection" ring, Finalist National Cleveland Art Awards 2021

Untreated sapphire, oxidised Sterling Silver