Jeanette Dyke trained for nine years as a Gold and Silversmith in England, Germany and Australia. In 1993 she gained her Master’s Degree in Gold and Silversmithing from the Royal College of Art in London. She set up her first workshop in Battersea, London that same year.
In 1996 she moved to Australia and settled on the edge of the Yarra Valley in Melbourne. Specialising in press forming and fusing, Jeanette crafts her metal to create pieces which can be inspired by anything and everything around her. Her work is contemporary in design and is always exquisitely unique. From 2004 to 2007 Jeanette lived and worked at Clifton Pugh’s unique property Dunmoochin, an artist’s haven and environmentally sensitive area in Cottles Bridge, Victoria. During this time Jeanette also worked closely with Goldsmith Simon Baigent at Montsalvat, learning the art of stone setting and granulation. This time had an enormous impact on her life and work, transforming her designs from pure simplistic forms to jewellery that is designed around decoration, the natural environment and Australia's beautiful flora.
In 2011 she moved her workshop to the renowned artists’ colony of Montsalvat. Jeanette has been designing and making for over 20 years, selling and exhibiting at leading venues and galleries throughout Australia. She has won many awards for her work including The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Precious Metals Bursary and the P&O Makower Precious Metals Award. She has had jewellery purchased for use in a Stephen King telemovie. Her work can also be found in public and private collections worldwide.
Made in Australia.