ROBIN TALLER JEWELLERY: Fragments of NatureFrancesca Palange
Robin Taller is a designer and maker of objects to adorn the body. Making jewellery is for him an extension of his visual arts practice. As a designer, Robin loves setting a beautiful smooth beach stone in silver, or using an old copper water heater for my enamelled pieces, elevating often overlooked things into objects that can be worn and treasured. His designs are usually in the form of collections, but they all have a common thread of reusing materials and referencing natural forms.
While Robin considers his work to be art objects, most are wearable pieces of jewellery. His beautiful and stunning designs are created and produced at his home studio in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. And actually his work is very much related to the natural environment especially the landscapes of where he lives: the temperate rainforests, the pastures of the Midlands, the ancient dolerite mountains and the all surrounding sea which is never very far away.
These landscapes provide him with minute fragments that inspire him to create his work. These may be smooth beach stones, lichens, bleached wood, and also photographs and vivid memories. These inspirations, tactile and ephemeral, are transformed into jewellery and small sculpture.
Have a look at our selection!
This is a really unique and outstanding handmade ring. Made of eucalyptus, the actual gum nut was set in plaster and then burned out in a kiln and the void filled with molten silver. It has a very elegant gold accent in the centre and plain silver band. Ideal for a special occasion gift!
This bangle is from Robin’s lichen collection of jewellery that is inspired by the many species of lichens that grow in the Temperate Rainforests of Tasmania, where she lives. Made from reticulated silver, lichen cup accent, this beautiful bangle is perfect for day and night!