Kate Rohde — Handcrafted Baroque Pearl Sculpture / Vase
Australian artist and craftsperson Kate Rohde is highly regarded for her jewellery and object-based practice, working predominantly with resin to construct often elaborate and baroque forms which draw from botanical, zoological and geological sources. Her intensely colourful jewellery and sculptural object-based practice has seen her exhibition on an international stage with recent exhibitions including Luminous Realms, a solo survey of her work since 2006 at Craft, Magic Object; the 2016 Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 21st Century Heide at Heide Museum of Modern Art, and Obsessed: Compelled to make, at the Australian Design Centre. In 2015 she was a finalist in the Rigg Design Prize at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Other projects include collaborating with Sydney fashion house Romance was Born on their 2010/11 S/S collections Renaissance Dinosaur and 2011 A/W Fruits and Flowers. Her work is held in the collections of several institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and Bendigo Art Gallery.
*Each vessel is crafted by hand and subject to slight variations between each piece. They can be used as sculptural and functional pieces.