© 2019 Manresa Design

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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.

Joanne Rutherford

Exhibitions

​​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

Markets

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.

Upcoming markets

 

13 October 9:00 - 2:00

Love Handmade Markets 

Morningside School of Arts

cnr Wynnum & Thynne Rds

Morningside.

2 November, 9:00 - 2:00

Handmade Samford Christmas Market

Old Church Hall, 130 Samford Rd. Samford

24 November, 8:00 - 1:00

Love Handmade Sandgate Town Hall Annual Market

Sandgate Town Hall, Cliff & Seymour Streets, Sandgate

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