Natalia is a contemporary gold and silversmith who works across a variety of mediums and projects.
Moving between exhibition work, limited series collections, precious pieces and private commissions, Natalia’s love of material, colour, detail and storytelling filters through every handmade creation.
Natalia is fascinated by the relationships we form with objects, be in sentimental, superstitious, spiritual or habitual, and explores these ideas within her work.
Natalia is a trained Gold and Silversmith and Graphic Designer who also teaches within the Fine Arts department at RMIT University, Melbourne.
NATALIA'S LUCKY DIP QUESTIONS
Name your biggest achievement to date
I recently won the Victorian Craft Award’s Lynne Kosky Jewellery Prize. This was a huge honour and surprise and i’m still recovering from the shock. There have been so many great achievements throughout my career so far though, they’re like my babies, i can’t pick a favourite.
What elements of life are most important to you
Being able to get out and walk. I love walking, even if it’s just down the street and back. Luckily we moved to the incredible Mornington Peninsula earlier this year, so now when i walk down the street, it’s up a magestic hill with incredible bay views, or down a coastal track where i run into seals and birds and lizards. Oh yeah, and my family, they’re just as important as walking, maybe even a little bit more, i probably should have mentioned them first.