Kathleen O’Neill works in a studio on a rural property with beautiful views. Kathleen graduated from Monash University with a B.A.(Craft) Honours under Melbourne’s leading silversmiths. After a short hiatus creating a family, Kathleen resumed her designing and making in 2007. Kathleen’s pieces are organic yet graphic, using a monochromatic palette with subtle colour contrasts.
Light skims across the surface of the metals with brush finishes contrasting playfully with hard, shiny burnished edges. Mechanical implements and gentle reference to old and forgotten foundry crafts inform the work, which harbour a slightly comical slant. Distinctive design, each piece is handmade and unique.