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Kathryn Wardill

Jeweller
Published: 06.02.2017

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Most of her work is made from combining multiples of the same element made from silver and glass. Her Jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are spontaneous, colourful, quirky, and whimsical.
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Sea - Blue, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Sea - Blue, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Coral Garden - Blue, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Coral Garden - Blue, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Coral Garden - Blue, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Detail. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Coral Garden - Blue, 2016
Glass, sterling silver

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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Coral Garden - Ivory, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Coral Garden - Ivory, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Coral Garden - Black, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Coral Garden - Black, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Ring: Coral Garden, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Ring: Coral Garden, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Coral pods, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Coral pods, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Coral Garden - Blue, 2016. Glass and sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Coral Garden - Blue, 2016
Glass and sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Sea - Green, 2016. Glass, sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Sea - Green, 2016
Glass, sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Brooch: Sea - black, 2015. Glass and sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Brooch: Sea - black, 2015
Glass and sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Brooch: Sea - blue, 2015. Glass and sterling silver. Kathryn Wardill
Brooch: Sea - blue, 2015
Glass and sterling silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Australias biggest Port, 2010. Glass, silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Australias biggest Port, 2010
Glass, silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: Legend of Fire, 2010. Glass, silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: Legend of Fire, 2010
Glass, silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Necklace: New Layers, 2010. Glass, silver. Kathryn Wardill
Necklace: New Layers, 2010
Glass, silver
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Kathryn Wardill. Ring: Standing Ring Series, 1995. Silver, glass. 5 x 3 X 3 cm. Ring Objects (4 in Series). Kathryn Wardill
Ring: Standing Ring Series, 1995
Silver, glass
5 x 3 X 3 cm
Ring Objects (4 in Series)
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Kathryn Wardill. Ring: Jewish Betrothal Ring, 1997. Silver, glass. 5 x 3 X 3 cm. Ring Object. Kathryn Wardill
Ring: Jewish Betrothal Ring, 1997
Silver, glass
5 x 3 X 3 cm
Ring Object
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Red Leaf, 2005. Silver, glass. 30 x 15 X 1 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Red Leaf, 2005
Silver, glass
30 x 15 X 1 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Piece: Pod beads, 2008. Silver, glass, copper. 3 x 3 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Piece: Pod beads, 2008
Silver, glass, copper
3 x 3 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Green Patches, 2007. Silver, glass. 25 x 20 X 5 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Green Patches, 2007
Silver, glass
25 x 20 X 5 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Pendant: Green Rectangle, 2005. Silver, glass. 20 x 15 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Pendant: Green Rectangle, 2005
Silver, glass
20 x 15 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Pink Circles, 2005. Silver, glass, mineral crystal glass. 30 x 20 X 2 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Pink Circles, 2005
Silver, glass, mineral crystal glass
30 x 20 X 2 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Pendant: Key Series, 2008. Silver, glass. 5 x 3 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Pendant: Key Series, 2008
Silver, glass
5 x 3 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Branch Series, 2007. Silver, glass. 20 x 15 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Branch Series, 2007
Silver, glass
20 x 15 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Brooch: Wilted, 2006. Silver, glass, stainless steel pin. 5 x 4 X 2 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Brooch: Wilted, 2006
Silver, glass, stainless steel pin
5 x 4 X 2 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Brooch: Branch Series, 2007. Silver, glass, stainless steel pin. 4 x 3 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Brooch: Branch Series, 2007
Silver, glass, stainless steel pin
4 x 3 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Ring: Standing Ring Series, 2001. Silver, glass. 8 x 3 X 3 cm. Ring Object (18 in series). Kathryn Wardill
Ring: Standing Ring Series, 2001
Silver, glass
8 x 3 X 3 cm
Ring Object (18 in series)
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Kathryn Wardill. Ring: Standing Ring Series, 2001. Silver, glass. 8 x 3 X 3 cm. Ring Object (18 in series). Kathryn Wardill
Ring: Standing Ring Series, 2001
Silver, glass
8 x 3 X 3 cm
Ring Object (18 in series)
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Katrhyn Wardill. Ring: Standing Ring Series, 2001. Silver, glass. 8 x 3 X 3 cm. Ring Object (18 in series). Katrhyn Wardill
Ring: Standing Ring Series, 2001
Silver, glass
8 x 3 X 3 cm
Ring Object (18 in series)
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Green leaf, 2006. Silver, glass. 35 x 15 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Green leaf, 2006
Silver, glass
35 x 15 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Brooch: Branch Series, 2007. Silver, glass, stainless steel pin. 5 x 3 X 3 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Brooch: Branch Series, 2007
Silver, glass, stainless steel pin
5 x 3 X 3 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Pendant: Blue Oval, 2007. Silver, glass. 15 x 12 X 2 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Pendant: Blue Oval, 2007
Silver, glass
15 x 12 X 2 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Blue Flowers, 2008. Silver, glass. 25 x 16 X 5 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Blue Flowers, 2008
Silver, glass
25 x 16 X 5 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Neckpiece: Red Pods, 2007. Silver, glass. 15 x 12 X 2 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Neckpiece: Red Pods, 2007
Silver, glass
15 x 12 X 2 cm
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Kathryn Wardill. Brooch: Wing, 2006. Silver, glass, stainless steel pin. 5 x 3 X 2 cm. Kathryn Wardill
Brooch: Wing, 2006
Silver, glass, stainless steel pin
5 x 3 X 2 cm
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Statement

Glass and metal have held my attention for more than 15 years. These materials have embedded themselves so deeply in me, that all I do this think about new ways to bring them together. Most of my work is made from combining multiples of the same element. So much can be expressed by repeating a single element. My jewellery objects are made to be enjoyed and worn, they are spontaneous, colourful, quirky, and whimsical.

As a prolific maker and I am never standing still in one jewellery place for very long, I never want to stay in my jewellery comfort zone. I try to push myself to a place where I am uncomfortable, with no idea what I am doing so that when I eventually resolve the problems of the piece I feel an unbelievable sense of achievement.

A circle has no beginning - therefore no end. One piece always informs the next.
 

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2011:
Workshop  20 Jun 2011 - 26 Jun 2011  Kathryn Wardill: Lampworked Glass Workshop.
2010:
Exhibition  01 Oct 2010 - 31 Oct 2010  The Plastic Show.
2008:
Exhibition  29 Oct 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  The pendant show.

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Book:  500 Pendants and Lockets. Lark Books:  U.S,  2008
ISBN ISBN 1-60059-038-1
Catalogue:  Contemporary Wearables 07. Australia,  2007
ISBN 978-1-876545-25-3
Catalogue:  Trajectories Progressions in contemporary art glass beads. U.S,  2006
The Bead Museum 25th Year
Catalogue:  Technologies to trap Ideas JMGA Conference Publication. RMIT Publishing:  Australia,  2005
ISBN 0 86459 369
Catalogue:  Wearing Glass- Contemporary Jewellery and Body Adornment. UK,  2005
National Glass Centre London, ISBN 0-9551372-0-9
Book:  1000 Rings Rings Inspiring Adornments for the Hand. Marthe Le Van.  Lark Books:  U.S,  2004
ISBN 1-57990-508-0
Book:  1000 Glass Beads Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking. Lark Books:  U.S,  2004
ISBN 1-57990-458-0
Book:  More than you ever wanted to know about glass bead making. James Kervin.  Glasswear Studios:  U.S,  2003
5th Edition, ISBN 0-9651458-8-3
Catalogue:  Melbourne International Mokume Gane Symposium & Exhibition Editors R Baines. RMIT Publishing:  Australia,  2003
I Ferguson, P Gillies ISBN 0 86459 3015
Magazine:  Standing Up for Jewellery. Australia,  2002
Exhibition Review by Robert Baines Craft Arts International Magazine No 53
Newspaper:  Loose-id. 2001
Exhibition Review The Age Newspaper Sunday Arts Section October 7th 2001
CD:  Virtual Gallery of Contemporary Jewellery. Dr. K Quickenden.  University of Central England:  2000
Magazine:  Jewish Museum of Australia Journal Vol 4 Number 2. 1999
Front Cover & pages 4-5
Magazine:  Fusion. 1998
Exhibition Review By Dr. Sophia Errey Craft Arts International Magazine No 43 Pages 93-94
Magazine:  Ring of Confidence. Jeff Shaw.  1998
Review of Solo Exhibition, Brisbane Courier Mail
Catalogue:  Talente. Germany,  1997
Exhibtion catalogue Munich 
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