Relic Earrings - Jane Hodgetts
Each individual jewellery design is handmade by artisan Jane Hodgetts in her studio in Hobart, Tasmania.
These circular brass earrings are heavily textured, by hammering, stamping and heat manipulation, to appear to have an old, found object, aesthetic. They hang from an oxidised (blackened) silver ear hook.
Length 60mm including hook, 25mm at the widest point.
Jane aims for her work to show traces of process, irregular shapes, hammer marks, naturally patined brass and rubbed back painted surfaces. It is the acceptance of the imperfections in her work that she considers a subtle rebellion against the more polished mainstream, that she considers its strength and uniqueness.