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Sphere Ring

jasper, oxidised silver
22mm diameter stone, 13mm wide band
$1500 | ENQUIRE

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Sphere Cube Ring

jade, oxidised silver
approx 22mm cube, 13mm wide band
$1500 | ENQUIRE

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Sphere Ring

concretion, oxidised silver
22mm diameter stone, 13mm wide band
$1500 | ENQUIRE

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Ball Ring

concretion, oxidised silver
22mm diameter stone
$1500 | ENQUIRE

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Seven Sisters
Pendants, 2018
various stones
65 - 150mm approx
$900 | ENQUIRE

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Blockhead Pendants
2011
jasper, argillite, silcrete
From 50-70mm (h) x 20-30mm (w) x 20-30mm (d)
$950 | ENQUIRE

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Red Bird, Black Bird
Brooches, 2019
jasper, argillite, sterling silver
40 & 58 x 110 x 7mm
$3800 | ENQUIRE

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Plane
Brooch, 1998
44 x 38 x 14mm
$700 | ENQUIRE

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Starling
Pins, 2019
fine gold, 750 gold, push pin back
22 x 22mm approx
$700 each | ENQUIRE

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Starling
Pin, 2019
fine gold, 750 gold, push pin back
22 x 22mm approx
$700 | ENQUIRE

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Duck
Pendants, 2019
Available: green argillite, concretion, quartz, carnelian
From 67-87 x 30-45 x 11-15mm
$900 | ENQUIRE

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2 Bangle
2018
pearl shell, oxidised silver
Each bangle 98 x 100 x 8mm, jump ring 28 x 4mm
$1670 | ENQUIRE

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Lava Brooch
2004
scoria, oxidised silver
60 x 60 x 5mm
$3000 | ENQUIRE

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Face Ache
Brooch, 2007
horse tooth, oxidised sterling silver
23 x 23 x 17mm
$1000 | ENQUIRE

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Fella
Brooch, 2004
scoria, oxidised sterling silver
43 x 32 x 23mm
$1200 | ENQUIRE

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Core Candleholders
2016
Basalt
123 - 180mm x 60mm dia
$500 each | ENQUIRE

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Stack Candleholder
2016
Stone
375 x 75 x 75mm
$8000 | ENQUIRE

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Black/White Face Bookends
2016
Limestone, argillite, tin, paint
35 x 40 x 90mm
$8000 | ENQUIRE

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Black/White Face Bookends
2016
Limestone, argillite, tin, paint
35 x 40 x 90mm
$8000 | ENQUIRE

Warwick Freeman

Warwick Freeman was born in Nelson, New Zealand,  in 1953 and his skills are largely self-taught.

Warwick began jewellery-making in Perth, Australia, in 1972, following two years of travel. Returning to New Zealand in 1973, Warwick initially established a workshop in Nelson before moving to Auckland in 1975. After a brief stint as a manufacturing jeweler he first joined Lapis, a co-operative jewellery workshop, in 1977, and a year later became a partner in Auckland’s now highly successful jewellery co-operative Fingers. In the 1980s as a prominent member of this group, he revolutionized contemporary jewellery practice in Aotearoa. This work was characterized by the use of natural materials such as bone, stone and shell.

 

Warwick regularly exhibits in New Zealand and Australia, as well as in Europe and the USA. His works are held in many private collections internationally and in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; NGV, Melbourne, Auckland Museum; the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt; the Pinokothek der Moderne, Munich;the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.

His international standing was recognised by the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, based at the Stedelijk Museum, who named him their 2002 Laureate, in the same year he received an Arts Foundation Laureate Award in New Zealand.

Warwick has been represented in survey and thematic exhibitions including: “Given” Jewellery by Warwick Freeman, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (2004); and Ornament as Art, Smithsonian, Washington D.C (2007). His survey exhibition, “Given” toured national galleries around the country in 2005-2007.

Warwick Freeman lives in Auckland.

 

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