Artist - Kiri schumacher
Inspired by small plant details such as leaves, buds and pods, Kiri refines structure back to its simplest form; focusing on one aspect of a design to draw out the essence of its shape. Like smoothed rock, and shell worn back to elemental forms.
Kiri has an Elam degree in Fine Arts and an Art History degree from Auckland University. She has a fond relationship with the various metals of her craft and their temperaments when heated, shaped, hammered and carved. Jewellery tools themselves have also endeared themselves to her – the miniature hammers, diamond tipped drill bits, and tiny saw blades and files.
Kiri takes pleasure in living with everyday items of beauty. One of her prized possessions is an exquisitely shaped soup ladel. She delights in jewellery's ability to also meld so readily into our lives, warmed by our bodies, constantly touched and re-applied.
Growing up in Taranaki, Kiri now lives in Auckland and exhibits throughout New Zealand and the UK.