website in progress...
Hello! My name is Nellie Peoples. I am a Design + Maker. I create contemporary jewellery and small objects that tell stories of beloved people, particular places and special moments.
I am a one woman show. As well as making my own designs, I also put the hat of graphic designer, social media coordinator and now website creator. I am working hard on the back end to bring you a brand new website with my collection of objects, as well as insights to how things are made.
Watch this space...
My name is Nellie Peoples
My practice is based in contemporary jewellery and small metals. I am based in Auckland, Aotearoa. At the core of my practice is the exploration of the connections made between objects and people. I design and make objects that highlight and reflect the conversation that surround the object.
I am interested in the mark that the owner of an object contributes to a piece. A thread that runs through my body of work is that cherished objects, in particular jewellery, have the potential to act as a souvenir of a special event, beloved person, or a particular place.
I have a Bachelor of Design Arts with First Class Honours from the Australian National University (ANU), School of Art (2013). Whilst undertaking a graduate residency at the ANU’s Gold and Silversmithing Workshop, I completed a graduate certificate in Visual Anthropology at ANU in 2014. I also has a Bachelor of Architecture and Applied Science from the University of Canberra (2007).