Welfe’s designs are like lost heirlooms, something created centuries ago, now re-discovered. Their eroded forms allude to intricately designed geometries from an alternate history.
Originally from Wales, Welfe grew up in New Zealand from a young age, where he eventually studied Architecture. Since then he has always been interested in studying and designing in three dimensions. Welfe moved to Melbourne in 2009 where he simultaneously began experimenting with jewellery design while working in Architecture. Predominantly a self taught jeweller and obsessed with texture and materiality, jewellery allowed him the perfect medium with which to conceptualise, experiment and create on a scale different to that of architecture. He now spends time sourcing local materials such as gemstones from suppliers around Australia.