Jennie Down

Jennie has always been drawn to the arts and experimented with various mediums until 2008 when she discovered the art of silversmithing. Her creative process is both structured and organic, allowing for perfect imperfection to arise and erupt from each unique item.  Upon inspection, you will notice subtle tool marks deliberately invited to remain on the finished piece.

Like Jennie, the themes and aesthetics of her work are ever-changing.  She remains open & curious, pulling inspiration from the innate beauty of her surroundings. Most Forge-Jewellery designs are truly limited-edition.  It is the birthing of each new object, as well as the adventure, that challenges and brings Jennie joy.
Born in Waihopai/Invercargill and raised in the resilient city of Otautahi/Christchurch, Jennie shares her time between the bench and an enormously rewarding role within the social services. She lives with her two favourite humans, Tāne and Saffron and their loyal, furry companion, Cody.