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Vicki Mason

Jeweller
Published: 21.07.2015
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Multi budding cluster, 2014. Powder coated brass, cotton, leather, silk, hand-dyed linen. 7,2 x 8,2 x 2 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Multi budding cluster, 2014
Powder coated brass, cotton, leather, silk, hand-dyed linen
7,2 x 8,2 x 2 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Bouquet spray, 2014. Powder coated brass, cotton, hand-dyed cotton and leather. 6,8 x 5,6 x 1,6 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Bouquet spray, 2014
Powder coated brass, cotton, hand-dyed cotton and leather
6,8 x 5,6 x 1,6 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Necklace: Corona cluster, 2014. Powder coated brass, sterling silver, cotton, silk, hand-dyed cotton, linen, leather. 12 x 1,3 x 22 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Necklace: Corona cluster, 2014
Powder coated brass, sterling silver, cotton, silk, hand-dyed cotton, linen, leather
12 x 1,3 x 22 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Corona, 2014. Powder coated brass and sterling silver, sterling silver, hand-dyed cotton, leather, cotton. 3.3 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (Largest ). Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Corona, 2014
Powder coated brass and sterling silver, sterling silver, hand-dyed cotton, leather, cotton
3.3 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (Largest )
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Leaves as flower, 2014. powder coated, brass, Cotton. 7,2 x 7,2 x 1,7 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Leaves as flower, 2014
powder coated, brass, Cotton
7,2 x 7,2 x 1,7 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Flower cluster, 2015. Powder coated brass, cotton, hand-dyed leather. 7,5 x 9 x 2,5 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Flower cluster, 2015
Powder coated brass, cotton, hand-dyed leather
7,5 x 9 x 2,5 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Whorling sprouting corona, 2014. Powder coated brass, cotton, hand-dyed cotton, linen, leather. 5,7 x 5,7 x 2,7 cm. Photo by: Andrew Barcham. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Whorling sprouting corona, 2014
Powder coated brass, cotton, hand-dyed cotton, linen, leather
5,7 x 5,7 x 2,7 cm
Photo by: Andrew Barcham
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Flecked Corona, 2012. Powder coated brass, silk, waxed cotton, cotton thread. 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm. Photographer: Grant Hancock. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Flecked Corona, 2012
Powder coated brass, silk, waxed cotton, cotton thread
2.6 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
Photographer: Grant Hancock
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Chrysanthemum and Bud Bouquet, 2012. Powder coated brass, cotton. 5.5 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm. Photographer: Grant Hancock. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Chrysanthemum and Bud Bouquet, 2012
Powder coated brass, cotton
5.5 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm
Photographer: Grant Hancock
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Starburst Chrysanthemum Cluster, 2012. Powder coated brass, cotton. 5 x 5.8 x 2 cm. Photographer: Grant Hancock. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Starburst Chrysanthemum Cluster, 2012
Powder coated brass, cotton
5 x 5.8 x 2 cm
Photographer: Grant Hancock
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Vicki Mason. Brooch: Grass and Flower Bouquet, 2012. Powder coated brass, cotton. 6.7 x 7.7 x 1.8 cm. Photographer: Grant Hancock. Vicki Mason
Brooch: Grass and Flower Bouquet, 2012
Powder coated brass, cotton
6.7 x 7.7 x 1.8 cm
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Vicki Mason has been wearing jewellery since she was two and making it since she was 6 or 7. Born in New Zealand she lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her undergraduate studies in New Zealand and her masters degree (Research) in Australia at ANU. She teaches, exhibits both nationally and internationally, likes to write and has works in both public and private collections. Mason has received a variety of awards and prizes, most recently she was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Barcelona studio residency.
 

Statement

Making jewellery fulfils a need I have to create objects that can be worn, that hold special meanings and can potentially provoke in the wearer and viewer a need for a response or interaction of some kind. A dialogue is opened up – jewellery then acts as a portable tool for the communication of ideas. My work references my passion for plants allowing me to explore notions of place, belonging and the life cycle. Plants native to Australia, exotic plants, plant forms found in the fine/decorative arts and plants used in gardens are just some sources referenced and researched. Botanical motifs have a long history within jewellery’s imagery so are a rich source for reinterpretation and investigation. I’m interested in cross media/material discourses and utilising processes/techniques that range from the low tech and domestic through to the industrial.

Events

1 August 2015 – 15 August 2015 Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
5th September 2015 Upcycling with EMM, Radiant Pavilion festival of jewellery, Melbourne, Australia
1 September 2105– 12 September 2015 New Necklaces, Studio Ingot, Melbourne, Australia
24 September 2014 - 24 May 2016 A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
October 2015 – December 2015, Barcelona Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts, Barcelona, Spain.

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