Project Description

Greg King

Greg King began as an apprentice jeweller in Hobart in 1987 under Chilean Master Jeweller Claudio A. Pavez . He won an Australian Jewellers Association Design Award in his first year.
He then continued on to work as a commercial jeweller in Launceston and attended the University of Tasmania where he enrolled in a Bachelor of Visual Arts Majoring in Jewellery and Metalsmithing. Once there he studied under Ray Norman, a major contributor to contemporary jewellery in Australia and responsible for a number of international jewellers visiting Australia through the influence of his Mittagong workshop.
Under Ray Normans guidance he also worked alongside him as an Undergraduate Assistant in the School of Arts Jewellery and Metalsmithing workshop, an opportunity which allowed him to further expand his exposure to contemporary jewellery making and forever changed his view of what body adornment is and might be. Greg Kings strives to make pieces that are reactive to his internal and external environment and as such range from forms that are simple and whimsical to heavily textured pieces that are inspired by the organic world.