From Sally Marsland's 2016 exhibition 'Many I love are here'.
Star rubies, patinated silver, handmade clasp, 3 x 1.5cm.
From Sally's exhibition text:
"The stones in this exhibition come from a wide variety of sources: many of them found by my children, by Stephen, by my father-in-law and by friends of both me and of my parents. Two belonged to my great, great grandfather. I joined the Nunawading Lapidary Club where I learned to cut, grind and polish stones; I found some off-cuts next to the trim saw. At their recent annual Gem Show I bought gems cut and faceted by club members. I met a sparkling little girl called Thisaly who, when she heard about what I was working on, brought me pebbles from her garden."
Sally completed an Honours degree in Fine Arts, Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT in 1996 before studying under professor Otto Künzli at the Munich Academy of Fine Art. She won the Herbert Hoffman Award in 2002 and the Colin and Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award in 2006. Her work is held in numerous public collections.