Elfrun Lach — Long Pearl Drop 'Reef' Necklace in Black with Black Pearls
Necklace from the Coral Series featuring hand cut polypropylene discs layered between black pearls.
"In the past coral has been imitated by glass, horn, rubber, bone and plastic, which only increased the demand for gem quality material. My exhibition aims to create an awareness of origin of the material and future implications of its use."
Elfrun Lach is a contemporary jewellery artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her art practice is focused on art history, sustainability and a preference for combining precious with non-precious materials.
Lach has exhibited extensively, and her work is represented in collections in Australia and overseas. Born in Germany, she was a student of Art History, Egyptology and Archaeology at Cologne University before moving to Australia and studying Gold & Silversmithing at RMIT. Lach completed a Master of Arts at RMIT researching coral and its historic use and symbolism in connection with contemporary artefacts.
Material: black pearls, polypropylene