Ellis graduated from RMIT Gold and Silversmithing in 2002. In 2005 Ellis received an Arts Victoria Mentorship grant through Craft Victoria. This led to her first solo show Welcome to Gemrock, which featured wearable pieces, with precious stones set into porcelain.
Nina’s main body of work focuses on imprinting images into precious metals.
‘I am inspired by the small decorative delicacies in life. The small outline of a pressed flower, the fine textures of a little bug, or the silhouette of a tree at sunset. Where would we be without visions of beautiful things?’
— Nina Ellis
Materials: fine silver
Dimensions: 6.5cm diameter