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Rust Bowl 1 – Brooch by NancyDee Sculptures


I created this one-of-a-kind, 5x7cm art brooch from a bit of cement tile, a rusted bulldog clip and a tiny cup rusted on the inside, all of which I found on the streets of Melbourne during my daily walks. Each bit was not that interesting or unusual in its own right, but placed together, these pieces make a strong impression. Guaranteed you will never see another one quite like it!

I normally create wall sculptures and 3D sculptures from the wood, metal and tiles I find on the streets of Melbourne. However, through Instagram I met handmade jewellery designer Lynn Powers from New Orleans. She encouraged me to try making jewellery from the objects I found on the street, but I never had.

Then I saw that the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria was holding its annual brooch exhibition, so I entered–and found that making brooches is great fun. Five of my pieces were on display in the 2019 Australian National Brooch Show. Now my brooches are also available through Incube8r Gallery, in both shops as well as online.

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Cuber: Nancy Dee (Prahran)
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