Megan is a tea-loving maker from the southern island of Australia who enjoys working with her hands. She designs and hand crafts her jewels in in a valley south of Hobart, Tasmania, nestled amongst the forest, overlooking a bending river.
Megan’s current range of contemporary jewellery, Geo Metery, is inspired by the patterning and repetition in the landscape as viewed from a bird’s eye perspective. The human activity that carves and moulds our surrounding landscape and becomes marks of our inhabitance. With Geo Metery we can wear the landscape, like it wears us.
Megan began making jewellery following a mentorship in vitreous enamel and has continued making for over ten years. She has recently been mentored by one of Australia’s most respected contemporary jewellers, Anna Davern, assisted through the Australia Council’s JUMP mentorship program. She has undertaken a masterclass with Karl Fritsh and Lisa Walker and has been the recipient of various other grants and awards including an Arts Tasmania Individuals Grant in 2012 and the Dombrovskis Award in 2007. Megan graduated with high distinction in design from the University of Tasmania. As a trained as a graphic designer with a master woodcraftsman for a father Megan’s jewellery has had a variety of unconventional influences. Carpentry techniques are often merged with traditional metalsmithing and industrial material offcuts such as Corian and Aluminium are appropriated to create striking statement works.