“My work is very process based & experimental, each piece often influencing the next. I often start by imitating geological shapes, eroded textures & organic forms from the natural world, but like to embrace the unintentional textures that form while working directly with the materials- be that the way the carving wax melts or cracks, a file mark or finger print… I love the way these little details reference the sculptural process and the hands of the maker once immortalised in metal”.
Alexandra Dodds is a New Zealand jewellery designer trained in Fine Arts. Her fascination with the geometries, shapes and textures of the natural world combined with her experimental artistry, has led her to create a sculptural collection of precious jewels. Originally self-taught in jewellery, she has refined her practice through extensive experimentation and further training in metalsmithing, casting & stone setting- utilising traditional techniques in a contemporary way.
Each piece is made to order in one-off or limited editions; designed, sculpted and finished by hand in her Chippendale studio. In addition to her collections which are available in boutiques in New Zealand and Australia, Alexandra offers a bespoke jewellery service working directly with clients locally and internationally to create one-off engagement rings, wedding rings and special occasion pieces.
The Alexandra Dodds studio is located on land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, and Elders past, present and future, of the lands on which we work and live. We further acknowledge, thank and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the land in the multitude of Aboriginal countries across Australia, from which many of our supplies & materials are sourced.