ASHLY HILTON - NELSON
Ash uses recycled and reclaimed silver and copper, ethically sourced pure NZ Beach Gold and gold mined in NZ and Australia.
"I grew up on the West Coast of the South Island. After returning from a few years travelling and working
overseas, I stumbled upon jewellery making. I studied with
Peter Elsbury in Nelson and Peter Minturn in Auckland, then
spent a year working with four other jewellers at ‘Mint
Jewellery Collective’ in Nelson.
I am interested in the way jewellery involves both
creativity and construction: the combination of tools,
materials and processes along with design and creativity and
how these affect each other. I try to reflect both the human
and natural environment in my work by using symbols and
materials that have meaning to me and represent where I come