Tatjana Panyoczki, a maker, wearer and observer of contemporary jewellery.
Born in Switzerland where she trained as a wig maker and make-up artist and worked in theatre/film/TV in Switzerland and the UK. In 1993 she and her husband moved to New Zealand, where she studied 3D Design at Unitec in Auckland.
Deconstructing, reconstructing and recycling objects in her immediate environment, transforming into repetition of simple forms and compositions, with the intermittent use of luscious colour.
Panyoczki also explores the boundries of jewellery and it’s connotations in playful and lengthy experimentations with metals and non traditional materials, ending in one off pieces and small series.
Since 1999 she lives and works with her husband in Northland and exhibits in New Zealand, Australia and Europe.