Artist: Ashley Hilton

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Ashley Hilton

I grew up on the West Coast of the South Island, a place which has influenced my work ever since.

I am interested in the way jewellery involves both creativity and construction: The combination of tools, materials and process along with design and creativity and how they affect each other. I have been making jewellery full time since 2003 and now live in Nelson, working in a small workshop at my home.

Recently I have been focussing on the source of my materials. I use locally sourced, ethically mined gold in a lot of my work and about seventy five percent of my silver is recycled.

I try to reflect both the human and natural environment in my work by using symbols that have meaning to me and represent where I come from.

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