maker | jeweller | teacher
STUDIO GLEANED JEWELLERY
Welcome to Studio Gleaned, home of sustainable jewellery and small objects made by artist Kes Harper using recycled materials.
First...a little background on the artworks you'll find in the gallery shop.
Initially working in silver, Kes's jewellery was reminiscent of archeological finds using etched and oxidised surfaces with Celtic, Maori, American Indian influences.
After an inspiring trip to New Zealand in 2010 Kes found a way to add colour to her jewellery - affordably, sustainably, uniquely. So, abstracting sections from olive oil tins (often not recycled) was born!
Her style of work has grown and developed, now combining silver, found copper and other elements. The decorative tins also include tea caddies, biscuit tins and vintage finds all of which offer decorative details too beautiful to 'throw away'.
Using everyday materials, Kes gently turns our attention to upcycling, reuse and gleaning... in a beautiful and unique way.
Gleaned jewellery has contemporary style - from cool silver and steel earrings, rings and collaged brooches to elegant lariat necklaces - each wrapped in stories of their provenance.
To view and purchase pieces from her current collection CLICK HERE
STUDIO GLEANED in WOLLOMBI NSW
Studio Gleaned is located in historic Wollombi NSW. This cool artspace opened its doors early 2019 in one of the town's oldest buildings.
The restored timber studio is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am.
Update:closed temporarily due to Covid 19 restrictions
Meet Kes Harper in her studio gallery, where you can view artworks, purchase jewellery, or discuss your ideas for a bespoke piece in her hand made environment.
In this one of a kind place you will leave knowing
more about Kes and the sustainable gleaning approach to art, making and life.
To read the Arts & Culture feature about Studio Gleaned in Newcastle Herald from June 2019 CLICK HERE
Follow Kes on Instagram
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
Kes offers print making, collage, assemblage or jewellery making workshops in Wollombi, the Hunter Valley and as a guest educator at locations around Australia.
To see upcoming workshops, check her current News Stories CLICK HERE
Contact Kes to book a private workshop at Studio Gleaned or your venue. CLICK HERE TO EMAIL KES