Tracking experiences of trauma, triumph, passage and release, Fiona Fitzgerald is a Melbourne based jeweller whose practice explores the nature of once splintered facets. Borne from past life memories and experiences gained as an energetic healer each piece represents a direct dialogue with points in time where healing took place, symbolising the processes taken in both making whole and way for the new.
Fiona is interested in jewellery’s role as an observer, timekeeper and archivist for both its maker and wearer. Alongside traditional hand fabrication she utilises a mixture of techniques such as filigree, granulation, and lost wax casting to create textures mimicking memories calling down a line, tracing the force of life like a river, root, road, or vein. Way-markers along a flow of knowledge, a shared experience.
In 2018 Fiona completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design with high distinctions, and received the e.g.etal gallery mentorship award. In 2019 she received the Design Institute of Australia’s Victoria/Tasmania Graduate of the Year Commendation Award for Jewellery and was selected as a finalist in Craft Victoria’s Victorian Craft Awards.
In addition to being a highly skilled jeweller, Fiona is also an integral part of the e.g.etal team.