Justine Austen has a desire to make, with fingers that itch when away from the bench for too long. Using space as a raw material she looks for ways to capture and define it using metal. It is this portable personal space captured and carried, curiously wearable that can contain so much more – a memory, a love, a moment in time – that pushes Justine to on to the next creation.
Justine completed a Bachelor of Gold and Silversmithing at Monash University, a Master of Fine Art at RMIT and has studied with the Gemmological Association of Australia. She has worked for a number of respected Australian contemporary jewellers, refining her skills. Justine has exhibited in both solo and group shows nationally and works from her studio in the Melbourne CBD.
Justine’s work is part of e.g.etal’s Online Exclusives range, sold only through our online store.