jess blak : oxidised surface ring
Illustrating its natural idiosyncrasies with a roughly refined surface, the oxidised surface ring reflects on textures within the urban environment, perfectly balancing organic character with the imperfections of metropolitan materials. From the lowly streets to the lofty skyscrapers, the surface ring embraces all walks of life within our cities.
made in Brisbane
material : 925 sterling silver
approximate dimensions :
• diameter 2.2cm
• width 0.7cm
An Australian contemporary silversmith, Jess Blak appreciates traditional craftsmanship and ethical practices. Her organic approach to creating balances repetition and authenticity whilst her collections are inspired by the juxtaposition of nature and the built environment. Jess’ style of making emulates textures found in ruins and shipwrecks, inspired by such artefacts and their ability to recall stories lost and the mystery of times past. The treatment of the silver suggests time has manipulated the surface leaving it organic and completely unpredictable, beautifying the unexpected nature of discovery.