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Tim Peel

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Published: 09.09.2019
Tim Peel. Earrings: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold, 2018. Silver, gold, blue zircon, amazonite.. 2 x 1.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. 
. The complete title: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold.
. When Sirens call and sailors fall, slowly into the blue below, where men and heroes dare not to go.. Tim Peel
Earrings: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold, 2018
Silver, gold, blue zircon, amazonite.
2 x 1.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel

The complete title: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold.
When Sirens call and sailors fall, slowly into the blue below, where men and heroes dare not to go.

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Tim Peel. Earrings: Dryads dance joyously amongst oak, Ash, Pine & Poplar, 2019. Silver, gold, chrysoprase, yellow sapphires.. 2 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. 
. The complete title: Dryads dance joyously amongst oak, Ash, Pine & Poplar.
. To a brook’s babbling chorus.. Tim Peel
Earrings: Dryads dance joyously amongst oak, Ash, Pine & Poplar, 2019
Silver, gold, chrysoprase, yellow sapphires.
2 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel

The complete title: Dryads dance joyously amongst oak, Ash, Pine & Poplar.
To a brook’s babbling chorus.

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Tim Peel. Brooch: Celestial bodies traverse skies dominated by Cronus, 2019. Silver, gold, citrine, yellow diamonds.. 4.5 x 2 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. 
. The complete title: Celestial bodies traverse skies dominated by Cronus, 
. While he seeks Autumn’s golden harvest.. Tim Peel
Brooch: Celestial bodies traverse skies dominated by Cronus, 2019
Silver, gold, citrine, yellow diamonds.
4.5 x 2 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel

The complete title: Celestial bodies traverse skies dominated by Cronus, 
While he seeks Autumn’s golden harvest.

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Tim Peel. Pendant: The Beautiful Serpent, 2019. Silver, gold, pink sapphires.. 12 x 1.5 x 22 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. 
. The complete title: The Beautiful Serpent
. From stars with many a name creation came,
. Great stories and legends of lands all cultures explained,
. But when Patriarch rose the Beautiful Serpent was maligned,
. and to purgatory assigned,
. If it were up to me, the Beautiful Serpent would be free.. Tim Peel
Pendant: The Beautiful Serpent, 2019
Silver, gold, pink sapphires.
12 x 1.5 x 22 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel

The complete title: The Beautiful Serpent
From stars with many a name creation came,
Great stories and legends of lands all cultures explained,
But when Patriarch rose the Beautiful Serpent was maligned,
and to purgatory assigned,
If it were up to me, the Beautiful Serpent would be free.

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Tim Peel. Brooch: Landscape in Colour #1, 2019. Silver, blackwood, synthetic golden sapphire, stainless steel, pigment ink.. 8 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Landscape in Colour. 
. When dawn is but a distant memory
. Days fierce heat fades with Apollo’s demise
. His ascent across Earth flat or round
. Giving life and death to all around
. With light from his fiery shield
. Before cosmic cycles demand it yield. Tim Peel
Brooch: Landscape in Colour #1, 2019
Silver, blackwood, synthetic golden sapphire, stainless steel, pigment ink.
8 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Landscape in Colour

When dawn is but a distant memory
Days fierce heat fades with Apollo’s demise
His ascent across Earth flat or round
Giving life and death to all around
With light from his fiery shield
Before cosmic cycles demand it yield

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Tim Peel. Brooch: Landscape in Colour #2, 2019. Silver, gold, blue topaz, diamonds.. 2.5 x 1.8 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Landscape in Colour. 
. Churlish child of Adam and Eve
. Believed not in stories of Poseidon
. So proceeded to explore the sea
. Rippled blue, tussled by breeze
. Filled with bounty for he to seize
. An angry trident risen
. Permission was not given
. Churlish child came to believe
. But to a watery grave he’s gone
. Below the seas dark and furious
. To lay with souls of the curious. Tim Peel
Brooch: Landscape in Colour #2, 2019
Silver, gold, blue topaz, diamonds.
2.5 x 1.8 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Landscape in Colour

Churlish child of Adam and Eve
Believed not in stories of Poseidon
So proceeded to explore the sea
Rippled blue, tussled by breeze
Filled with bounty for he to seize
An angry trident risen
Permission was not given
Churlish child came to believe
But to a watery grave he’s gone
Below the seas dark and furious
To lay with souls of the curious

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Tim Peel. Brooch: Landscape in Colour #3, 2019. Silver, blackwood, synthetic pink sapphire, stainless steel, pigment ink.. 8 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Landscape in Colour. 
. As Sol descends toward the horizon
. His burning orb fades as it slips down low
. To vivid pink from orange and intense yellow
. Memories of Hibiscus, Petunia, Dahlia and Rhododendrons
. Or was it Camellia and Rose, Peony or Impatiens. Tim Peel
Brooch: Landscape in Colour #3, 2019
Silver, blackwood, synthetic pink sapphire, stainless steel, pigment ink.
8 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Landscape in Colour

As Sol descends toward the horizon
His burning orb fades as it slips down low
To vivid pink from orange and intense yellow
Memories of Hibiscus, Petunia, Dahlia and Rhododendrons
Or was it Camellia and Rose, Peony or Impatiens

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Tim Peel. Brooch: Landscape in Colour #4, 2019. Silver, gold, blackwood, rose quartz, diamond, stainless steel, pigment ink.. 8 x 1.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Landscapes in Colour. 
. Blushed with rose through air thick, humid
. Selene’s pale chariot begins its celestial course
. Making haste across the cosmos mighty
. Chasing after errant illusive Cupid
. Arcing higher upon nights passing hours
. Till she passed intreat the path of Aphrodite. Tim Peel
Brooch: Landscape in Colour #4, 2019
Silver, gold, blackwood, rose quartz, diamond, stainless steel, pigment ink.
8 x 1.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Landscapes in Colour

Blushed with rose through air thick, humid
Selene’s pale chariot begins its celestial course
Making haste across the cosmos mighty
Chasing after errant illusive Cupid
Arcing higher upon nights passing hours
Till she passed intreat the path of Aphrodite

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Tim Peel. Brooch: Landscape in Colour #7, 2019. Silver, blackwood, synthetic purple sapphire, stainless steel, pigment ink.. 8 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Landscape in Colour. 
. Landscape coloured of the wee hours
. Bacchus slumbers upon a tree root
. Steeped in copious purple fruit
. Hades consumed in a dream
. Of what was and could have been
. Pan rest in a comic pose
. Randomly twitching like this prose
. All snortle a contented chorus
. While I fumble with Roget . Tim Peel
Brooch: Landscape in Colour #7, 2019
Silver, blackwood, synthetic purple sapphire, stainless steel, pigment ink.
8 x 1.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Landscape in Colour

Landscape coloured of the wee hours
Bacchus slumbers upon a tree root
Steeped in copious purple fruit
Hades consumed in a dream
Of what was and could have been
Pan rest in a comic pose
Randomly twitching like this prose
All snortle a contented chorus
While I fumble with Roget

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #3, 2019. Silver, gold, sapphires, leather, scorched leaf.. 15 x 34 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #3, 2019
Silver, gold, sapphires, leather, scorched leaf.
15 x 34 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious
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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #4, 2019. Silver, gold, sapphires, rubies, photograph.. 7.5 x 3 x 6.8 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #4, 2019
Silver, gold, sapphires, rubies, photograph.
7.5 x 3 x 6.8 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #5, 2019. Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.. 5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #5, 2019
Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.
5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #5, 2019. Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.. 5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Detail view.Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #5, 2019
Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.
5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious

Detail view.
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #5, 2019. Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.. 5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Detail view.Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #5, 2019
Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.
5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious

Detail view.
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #1, 2019. Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.. 5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #1, 2019
Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.
5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #1, 2019. Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.. 5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Alternative view.Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #1, 2019
Silver, black sapphire, black diamond, white diamond, silk, baby teeth.
5.5 x 5.5 x 6 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious

Alternative view.
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Object: Too Precious #2, 2019. Silver, gold, Australian sapphires, citrine, melted bottle.. 5.5 x 7.2 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Too Precious. Reliquary. Tim Peel
Object: Too Precious #2, 2019
Silver, gold, Australian sapphires, citrine, melted bottle.
5.5 x 7.2 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Too Precious
Reliquary

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Tim Peel. Brooch: The Old Harbour, 2017. Silver, gold, australian sapphires, rust.. 3.5 x 1 x 7.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Precious Memories. Tim Peel
Brooch: The Old Harbour, 2017
Silver, gold, australian sapphires, rust.
3.5 x 1 x 7.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Precious Memories
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Tim Peel. Pin: The Bluff, 2017. Silver, gold, emerald, beach pebble.. 2 x 1 x 2 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Precious Memories. Tim Peel
Pin: The Bluff, 2017
Silver, gold, emerald, beach pebble.
2 x 1 x 2 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Precious Memories
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Vessel to Hold Memories of a Sister, 2017. Silver, pot shards, ruby.. 4 x 1.3 x 6 cm. Photo by: Redfish Bluefish Photography. From series: Precious Memories. Tim Peel
Brooch: Vessel to Hold Memories of a Sister, 2017
Silver, pot shards, ruby.
4 x 1.3 x 6 cm
Photo by: Redfish Bluefish Photography
From series: Precious Memories
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Silver, gold, ametrine.. 3 x 1.5 x 8 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. Tim Peel
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Silver, gold, ametrine.
3 x 1.5 x 8 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Silver, gold, Australian sapphire, zircon.. 2 x 1 x 7 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. Tim Peel
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Silver, gold, Australian sapphire, zircon.
2 x 1 x 7 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Palm Cove, 2017. Silver, gold, tourmaline, topaz, beach pebbles.. 3.5 x 1.6 x 5.2. Photo by: Tim Peel. Part of: Precious Memories. Tim Peel
Brooch: Palm Cove, 2017
Silver, gold, tourmaline, topaz, beach pebbles.
3.5 x 1.6 x 5.2
Photo by: Tim Peel
Part of: Precious Memories
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Untitled, 2018. Silver, tourmaline, driftwood.. 2.8 x 3.3 x 11.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Wounded Nature. Tim Peel
Brooch: Untitled, 2018
Silver, tourmaline, driftwood.
2.8 x 3.3 x 11.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Wounded Nature
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Untitled, 2017. Silver, pearls, driftwood, paint.. 2.7 x 2 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. Tim Peel
Brooch: Untitled, 2017
Silver, pearls, driftwood, paint.
2.7 x 2 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
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Tim Peel. Brooch: How was Paris?, 2017. Silver, gold, rubies, souvenir pins.. 3.6 x 1.2 x 6 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Precious Memories. Tim Peel
Brooch: How was Paris?, 2017
Silver, gold, rubies, souvenir pins.
3.6 x 1.2 x 6 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Precious Memories
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Tim Peel. Brooch: Bushfire Sunset, 2018. Silver, carnelian, granite.. 1.5 x 3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Precious Memories. Tim Peel
Brooch: Bushfire Sunset, 2018
Silver, carnelian, granite.
1.5 x 3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Precious Memories
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Tim Peel. Pendant: Untitled, 2018. Silver, pearls, driftwood, paint.. 13 x 2.5 x 30 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. From series: Wounded Nature. Tim Peel
Pendant: Untitled, 2018
Silver, pearls, driftwood, paint.
13 x 2.5 x 30 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel
From series: Wounded Nature
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Intro
Tim Peel has maintained an almost 30 year jewellery career in Australia’s Yarra Valley after graduate studies in Gold & Silversmithing at Monash University. In that time his practice has grown from a drive to master traditional skills to an ongoing exploration of materials and colour and their ability to communicate ideas, concepts and a humanist connection. Peel now works from his own studio and gallery, Silvermist Studio, and is a Fellow of and the current President of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia.

Statement

I am a Gold and Silversmith with more than 30 years experience handcrafting both fine jewellery and art jewellery from my home studio and studio gallery in the Yarra Valley, Australia.
 
Although my father tells of my making jewellery at the age of 4 years in his sculpture studio my formal studies began with jewellery making at both Secondary School and TAFE College, then a B.A. Craft (Gold & Silversmithing) at Monash University. This was later followed by Diamond Setting with Master Setter, Rex Steele-Merten and enamelling with multi award winner enamelist, Debbie Sheezel.
 
My work often combines the skills and techniques of the traditional fine jeweller with the palette a of contemporary art jewellery resulting in highly wearable art that reflects many of the dichotomies of a modern world. Wood, steel, rock and found object combined with silver, gold and gemstones opens up a whole new way of looking at jewellery were value is as much emphasised by meaningfulness and concept as it is by the skilled craftsmanship and precious materials. 
 
Far from ignoring traditional materials and skills, I have developed a practice that comfortably embraces these techniques whilst striving for the greater cerebral depths of Contemporary and Art Jewellery as a means of engaging new audiences to think more critically about jewellery, how they wear it, and the world around them.
 
Since 2017 I have focused on the “Preciousness” of memories and the quintessentially human trait of collecting worthless objects that hold great value because of the memories we install in them. These works have recently resulted in a significant grant to explore works that commemorate the 10th anniversary of Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, a major natural disaster that claimed the lives of 180 people on the 7th of February, 2009. These works will strive to further define what is truely valuable through the experiences of four women and their stories of that day. I will be looking at how communities of people changed their actions for the benefit of others rather than themselves by using the stories held within worthless object to reignite memories and conversations. Through the creation of precious metal reliquaries for these objects an easily understood emphasis will be placed on their history thus demonstrating how jewellery can be a conduit to positive meaningfulness.

 

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2019:
Exhibition  10 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019  Marks.
Exhibition  30 Mar 2019 - 28 Apr 2019  Too Precious by Tim Peel.
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