Contemporary Jeweller working in River Studios

About Amelia

Amelia Marks is an emerging contemporary jeweller working across a range of precious and alternative materials. Her work is inspired by biological and botanical illustrations, and demonstrates a sense of structure and order balanced with the softer, organic forms of nature. She is currently investigating our fascination with flora, and the way we desire to bring nature into our lives during a time when our landscape is becoming increasingly industrialised. Colour is a strong element of her work, and is evidenced by her use of sublimation printing techniques and paint in combination with more traditional materials such as gemstones, gold and silver.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

Being able to work in a creative environment where there is the opportunity for interaction, yet the privacy of my own space made River Studios a perfect choice. I love seeing what other people are up to, and hope to explore possible artistic collaborations for exhibition work. There is a real absence of shared creative studio spaces in the inner west - having a space like this so close to home makes it easier to find the time to get into the studio.