Jewellery can be worn to make a statement and send a message to those who see you wear it. In this workshop participants will learn to cut, shape and texture copper to create a wearable brooch that holds a tiny plant. The brooch can then be taken home to be worn and cared for by the wearer.
Clare Poppi’s primary practice is in jewellery and small object making, with a focus on sustainable design and wearables. She uses a combination of recyclable and biodegradable materials, adopting a cradle-to-cradle mentality in her exhibition and production work.
Currently completing a Master of Visual Art at Griffith University. Clare’s work critiques the fast fashion model and seeks to examine and improve the sustainability of jewellery production.
Clare is a founding member of Bench studio, a collective working space for Brisbane based jewellers that aims to foster an environment of creativity, support and collaborative practice among members.
Image by Claire Poppi
Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Unit 7/199 Gympie Road, Strathpine 4500