Beatrice Carlson most recent work as a contemporary jewellery artist.

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Each jewellery Carlson creates is a unique piece, handmade in her Devonport studio. The Greenstones are from Hokitika, her material come from New Zealand or sourced internationally very carefully; her practice is as non-toxic as possible.

As an interdisciplinary artist, Carlson has created a particular technique using her printmaking press on metal instead of paper. Sterling Silver is the latest medium she has chosen to talk about New Zealand; her narrative Is also  about her French ancestry and the deep connection in between her two worlds.


Inspired by Aotearoa:

The stones come from Carlson beach walks around New Zealand, she says they are the precious part of her jewellery; the Sterling Silver is carved like the wild coastal seascape and oxidised in the colours of wet sand and deep sea.

Black Rock ring, Finalist National Small Sculpture Prize 2021




 

                                 Botanical Series:

Inspired by Aotearoa flowers and native fauna, Carlson has created a unique technique using her printmaking press to emboss Sterling Silver with lace from her fashion practice in France.

The texture creates a French background to her New Zealand narrative

"Hibiscus" Necklace, embossed and oxidised Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearl

"Kowhai " , "Harakeke","Feather" , "Citrus Zealandia" , "Skink"Necklaces:

"It smells green" Necklace, Chrysoprase, Sterling Silver, Gold, Greenstone :        


                                 Geometric Series:

Sterling Silver, Copper, Greenstone matt and gloss:

"the Elements" Necklace            Embossed & oxidised Copper, Wood, Greenstone

                                                           Photo, model & make up art: Christina Brigdman