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We are a group of like-minded individuals currently involved in the contemporary jewellery sphere, ranging from recent graduates to teachers, academics and established practitioners. 


Since early 2014, we have working towards establishing a central location for an enthusiastic Auckland-based contemporary jewellery collective.  We are community-minded with a desire to educate and be educated.

Locally owned and operated in Point Chevalier, Auckland, Anvil Studios is Rainbow community and wheel chair friendly.  We offer bench rental options for jewellers and other artists in the community, as well as a range of beginner, intermediate, advanced and master jewellery classes and workshops.



Dorothy de Lautour

Dorothy de Lautour endeavours to find a shared narrative or personal connection within the work she is making. Dot works predominantly with metal techniques such as etching and fold forming and has most recently been working with titanium and niobium 

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Phillipa Gee

Phillipa loves the making process and is thrilled that she has a profession where she gets to play and experiment.  She enjoys trying out the many techniques and materials that can be made into jewellery, and likes to incorporate colour, pattern and texture in her work.

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Tracy Watson

Tracy draws her inspiration from her local natural surroundings. 

Her practice reflecting an awareness of her environment, often inspired by the wonderful Waitakere Ranges and surrounding West Coast beaches.

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Katelyn Nelson


Katelyn Nelson makes process-driven pieces that are explorations of material, texture and form. By juxtaposing different elements, she seeks to find excitement and balance in each creation.

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