Artist - Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a Jewellery Artist whose label ‘Forge’ was conceived at her home based studio in Christchurch. After many years working in a wide range of industries and following the birth of her daughter in 2009, she decided to take time away from employment and indulge her creative side. She enrolled to complete a Certificate of Contemporary Jewellery and quickly fell in love with the art.

Jennifer explores the desire to bring an object to completion while remaining conscious of the raw beauty that is perfect imperfection. Forge celebrates uniqueness, diversity and authenticity and incorporates nature, geometry, contrast and simplicity into its one-of-a-kind and limited edition designs.

"To me jewellery making has become the medium through which I can most effectively portray what life has taught and continues to teach me.  My craft has become my journal and each piece communicates lessons learnt and observations made.”