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Vicki Mason (born New Zealand) gained a Bachelor of Arts (Classical Studies) and a Diploma in Craft Design (Jewellery) before completing a Masters degree (Research) within the Gold and Silversmithing workshop at ANU, Canberra, in 2011. She runs a limited-edition production practice, makes work for exhibition and teaches. Her work is held in both public and private collections nationally and internationally.
Plants, used as metaphors, have featured throughout Vicki’s work to represent notions of the life cycle, a sense of place, and belonging. More specifically, plants native to Australia, exotic plants, plant forms found in the fine and decorative arts and plants used in gardens are among the sources referenced and researched. Botanical motifs have a long history within jewellery’s imagery so are a rich source for reinterpretation and investigation.
Vicki’s work combines flexible plastics (stationery remnants), textile processes and metal techniques to create a cross media/material discourse that works across traditional classifications of what jewellery and textiles should be.