A Gold and Silversmith who's work is influenced by the natural environment and Australia's beautiful flora.
Jeanette trained for 9 years as a Gold and Silversmith in England, Germany and Australia. In 1991 she was awarded a Crafts Council training grant to train with renowned silversmith Richard Fox in London, where she was making silver tableware for BVLGARI. In 1993 she gained her Masters Degree in Gold and Silversmithing from the Royal College of Art in London and went on to set up her first workshop in Battersea, London in the same year. Jeanette moved to Australia in 1996.
From 2004-2007 Jeanette lived and worked at Clifton Pugh’s unique property “Dunmoochin”; an artist’s haven and environmentally sensitive area in Cottles Bridge. This time had an enormous impact on her life and work, transforming her designs from pure forms to jewellery that is designed around decoration, the natural environment and Australia’s beautiful flora. Jeanette is now on the Board of Directors for the Dunmoochin Foundation offering residencies to other artists and craftspeople from all over the world.
Jeanette has been designing and making for over 20 years, selling and exhibiting at leading venues and galleries throughout the world. She specialises in press forming and fusing, creating one-off and limited editions in gold, silver and precious stones. She brings you exquisite jewellery created with the passion and skill of a master craftswoman, creating pieces which are contemporary in design and are always exquisitely unique.
Through her work Jeanette has won many awards, including the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Precious Metals Bursary, the Edward Marshall Prize for design and the P&O Makower Precious Metals Award. She has had jewellery purchased for use in the Steven King telemovies and Jeanette’s information has been published in Christine Erratt’s book; “Marks on Australian Silver 1950–2005,” (Parker Press). Her work can be found in public and private collections worldwide including the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Australia.
Jeanette welcomes commissions and you are invited to visit her in her Montsalvat studio to discuss your ideas. She works closely with her clients in order to ensure complete satisfaction and to include you in every aspect along the way.
“Creation is a journey we share together so that I can bring you what your heart desires.”
Jeanette’s jewellery is available online from her Etsy Store, from galleries listed on her website and direct from her studio.
Enquiries are welcomed at any time.
Online Sales: www.etsy.com/shop/JeanetteDyke
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/JeanetteDykeJewellery
P: 0403 852 444