Helen Turinsky

After an inspiring foundation course in Art and design, Helen studied 3-D design at Brighton University (UK) and graduated with a BA Hons' degree. In 2003, she moved to New Zealand and started designing and making her own jewellery; exhibiting in many shows, both solo and group.

“I love the making process and each individual piece of jewellery is handmade by me, using a traitional piercing saw, files and hand tools. Coming from overseas and having traveled extensively, I have found myself drawn to themes of Nationality; Journeys and the stories of the first travellers to NZ . In the words of Anna -Marie White, my pendants are “nostalgic scrapbooks of New Zealand History: A collection of symbols that tell us the stories of New Zealand's history and celebrate its nature.”

As with many NZ jewellers, Helen draws much inspiration from (New Zealand ) nature, which is evident in her work. Helen works and creates from her studio here in Nelson and we are very proud to show her beautiful work.