Artworx features beautiful, hand-crafted jewellery, sourced by Liz from Australia and around the world.
Artist and designers include David and Mary Woolaway, Elfy Jewellery, Rarehare Designs, Flowers in Your Hair, Ivana Distasio, Blush and Co., Lyndy Danby, Wayne Cuthell handmade jewellery and also handcrafted ceramic pieces by Carolanne Wasley.
Call in and see us ... new ranges and pieces arriving regularly. We have gift vouchers available.
Exquisite Woolaway South Australian Opal Jewellery
Each Woolway piece is created by hand from conception to completion, using Sterling Silver and Precious Gemstones. No two pieces are the same. Commissions are welcome.
Wayne learnt his skilful craft in the late 1980’s, later developing his own unique style and technique. He travels the world collecting a wide variety of precious and semi precious stones, such as Peru for their amazing opals and Mexico for unique amber. He is a regular visitor to Tahiti where he teaches yoga, surfs and collects their amazing black Tahitian pearl which he sets with stones such as peridot and garnet. Also using mother of pearl hand carved by the local Tahitians in his pendants and earrings, he creates a beautiful union of old tradition and modern style.
Also travelling to remote places of Australia for its many varied unique gems such as Mookite from Western Australia, Stichtite from Tasmania and Sapphire form Queensland, Wayne endeavours to look for uncommon jewels then creates a new ”one of “piece’. He gathers his inspiration from his surrounding environment, using the jewel as the focal point, keeping it simple so as to enhance it, without distracting from the stone. Starting with a series of sketches Wayne works in sterling silver and gold and once inspired, finds he has an intense run of creativity and will spend many days in his studio only breaking out for an occasional surf.
I have a life long devotion to art and craft and was lucky to have been raised in an artistic family surrounded by the beautiful Riverland landscape. My mother was an artist and encouraged me, at a young age, to leave this sanctuary and live in Adelaide to study at the South Australian School of Art, as she had done. My career has carried me through a wide range of disciplines with particular emphasis on pottery, painting, drawing, flat glass and jewellery .
As a retired studio potter my journey with clay continues. I am enjoying the more intimate process of making small ceramic components using porcelain,- modelling, carving and stamping design motifs, staining, glazing and firing.
Opening my little electric kiln after a firing is still just as much thrill as my huge wood fired, trolley kiln. I used as a potter out in the bush at Monash, Riverland.
The beautiful glazed colours and textures inspire the designs of my jewellery that I create combined with silver, copper and semiprecious stones. I have recently completed full time study of silver jewellery at the Adelaide College of the Arts. My pieces are complete when they are being worn and enjoyed.
The Gallery has a wide range of styles and new and unique pieces are available.