Alexandra Dodds is a New Zealand jewellery designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Art & Design. Originally self-taught in jewellery, she has refined her practice through extensive experimentation and further training in metal-smithing, casting & stone setting- utilising traditional techniques in a contemporary way. Since moving to Sydney from NZ in 2015, Alexandra discovered the bounty of beautiful locally sourced gemstones Australia has to offer which prominently feature in her pieces.
“My work is very process based & experimental, each piece often influencing the next. I often start by imitating geological shapes, eroded textures & organic forms from the natural world, but like to embrace the unintentional textures that form while working directly with the materials- be that the way the carving wax melts or cracks, a file mark or finger print… I love the way these little details reference the sculptural process and the hands of the maker once immortalised in precious metal.”