Julie Blyfield

Born 1957, Melbourne, Australia

“ My work is inspired by the botanical landscape in Australia, which I interpret in my metal work using the technique of ‘metal raising’ and ‘chasing’. I enjoy exploring and collecting plant specimens from rich and diverse environments such as the Simpson Desert in the north of South Australia and further south around the coast of Kangaroo Island. Working with both pure silver and sterling silver as my preferred choice of material, I texture the surface to create individual pieces in the form of vessels and also more sculptural pieces. During the making process, I enjoy the way the metal ‘moves and shifts’ in almost unpredictable ways to create the organic forms which shimmer with the silver textures or colours derived from nature. “

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Working in Adelaide, South Australia

1976-1978   Torrens College of Advanced Education, Adelaide, South Australia, Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Fine Art)
1984-1987   South Australian College of Arts and Education, Adelaide, South Australia, Associate Diploma of Jewellery Making & Silversmithing

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