‘I see jewellery as a language and means of communicating ideas about lifeforms, objects and phenomena.’ says Venice, the designer behind her namesake Sydney jewellery label.
In Cosmic Change of Address, her new collection, sinuous shapes sit elegantly on the body combining gemstones; peridot, garnet, onyx, 9kt rose gold, sterling silver and her signature space glass. Her hand cast space gems, that reverse the known aesthetic of dichroic glass. Constantly searching for the right combination between shape and function, the 22 piece collection has a sensitivity, that captures a solemn beauty, but one that is not without a certain sense of irony.
Innovating through style, careful mapping of the ear, and using language, the sprouting nose, the up and down rose, the disappearing star, as witty indicators of function.
Designing for over 8 years, Venice’s practice encompasses collaborations with leading Australian designers, MACGRAW, Emma Mulholland, Desert Designs, Michael Lo Sordo, Karla Spetic for MBFWA, & custom design for Australian label Tigerlily.
Completing her Masters of design at Central Saint Martins, London, in 2015, the designer feels she has developed a process, of detailed research and iterative design, that has enriched her practice of object making.
Venice is represented in stores across Australia and the US, as well as her online boutique and glass casting studio in Sydney’s Surry Hills.