Who is Manresa Design?
I enjoy creating images and objects that interpret my view of the world through photography, printmaking and more recently, jewellery design.
Jewellery design has been an extension of my creative work and I enjoy the challenge of designing and constructing unique pieces of jewellery and wearable art. I work primarily with semi precious stones, pearls, glass, silver and textiles such as felt. My most recent passion has been exploring the use of textured metals such as silver, copper, pewter and brass in my designs. I use recycled metals and repurposed elements from preloved pieces in my designs.
I have studied the visual arts over many years taking classes at a number of art schools - from the Flying Arts School many years ago to the Brisbane Institute of Art.
The name of my design business - Manresa Design - comes from a family tradition. Manresa was the name of my grandmother's house - wherever she lived - in recognition of her spanish origins.
This portrait of me making a piece of jewellery was drawn by my very talented daughter, Olivia.
I hope you enjoy my designs as much as I enjoy creating them.
Thank you for supporting the handmade movement.
2012 Art by the River, St Ita's School, Brisbane
2010 Pieces of Life Group exhibition, Gallery 457
2006 Photography Exhibition - Solo, The Gun Shop Cafe. Brisbane
1998 - 2004
Various group exhibitions through the Brisbane Institute of Art - Print Makers
Manresa Design has a stall at the Love Handmade markets - Redcliffe and Samford and other locations, BrisStyle Markets and the Mount Alford Artisan's Market.
Markets have finished for 2019. Watch for news of 2020 market dates.