Bob Wyber

Artist Statement

I live and work in Dunedin, New Zealand. I have an MA Hon's and originally trained as a Town Planner. Following my retirement, I commenced full time jewellery making in 1999. Until 2011 I had my own workshop and gallery which was located in lower Stuart Street, the Contemporary Jewellery Gallery.

Much of my inspiration comes from the shapes, forms, textures and colours of the South Island, New Zealand environment. I work in sterling silver, gold, copper, mokume gane, pounamu (greenstone), paua and Queensland boulder opal.

Most of my work is individually hand made using simple, traditional hand tools and techniques. It is one of a kind or very limited series.