Robin Wells never could have imagined that the hours spent tinkering and creating alongside her dad in his workshop, making little objects from found bits and pieces, would manifest itself years later as a passion for making jewellery. These memories and experiences became so precious to her as sadly Robin's dad passed away when she was 11 years old.
Robin began on a creative path as a career when she studied to become a specialist art teacher. In her first year, she had electives in jewellery and, after working with metal for the first time and turning her ideas into a 3-dimensional piece of artwork, she was hooked. Robin changed her degree to focus solely on Jewellery, Metalsmithing and 3D design.
After graduating, the reality set in. "How was I going to support myself while following my passion for designing, making and selling jewellery?" Fortunately, Robin got a huge break when she graduated and a local arts organisation sponsored her for a designer, maker and marketing project. This launched her into a number of galleries, where she immediately began selling her work.
Growing up in a rural area, close to bushland, the need to use motifs inspired by iconic Australian native plants has long been ingrained in Robin's entire artistic practice. She loves making jewellery that reminds the wearer of the importance to connect with nature and highlight the fragility of our biodiversity. Robin is lucky enough to work from her studio, looking out onto a garden of beautiful Australian native plants that attract bees and birds alike. A constant too, is the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos flying overhead.
Robin divides her time between making collections of finely detailed jewellery, in light weight powdercoated stainless steel, to limited editions and one-of-a-kind exhibition work. The design aesthetic and inspiration links the varied jewellery forms together, creating a range of beautiful dress up and down options with real meaning you'll love to wear, give, collect and cherish.
Made in Western Australia.