We are delighted to have a selection of pieces made by Ana Krakosky.
Ana is a wonderfully talented artist who brings a contemporary approach to some traditional designs. The result... gorgeous, thoughtful and unique jewellery.
The design speaks for itself - and the quality of the craftsmanship is equally wonderful so take a moment to view the work in this collection - perfect if you are looking for unique jewellery handmade with a great deal of care.
Anas' background in her own words:
As a member of Te Atiawa, legend has it that my people are descended from the sky. I try to remember this in my work; to craft for great worth, make it well, see unlimited potential, make good choices, challenge myself and love what I do.
I’m an artist and an educator, with a background in the areas of design and hard materials. Furniture maker, painter, silversmith and jade carver. I’ve been designing and working with a wide range of materials for over 15 years, creating sculptures, jewellery, furniture and one-off design pieces.
Jade carving is a relatively new medium for me and I enjoy moulding and shaping hard stone into well-formed objects of beauty. I love working with the strength of pounamu and the feel of it between my fingers as I transform it.
I’m inspired by the feminine and delicate things in nature, its beautiful shapes, curves and patterns.
Good design is something I value and I believe this starts with simple shapes and forms. A lot of time is spent exploring ideas and planning out the best proportions and shapes for my pieces.
I enjoy working with the suggestion of movement in my designs, particularly when working with a medium as unmoving as jade.