DUNCAN MACKAY Nelson, NZ

Duncan lives with his partner Di and two sons in Nelson, New Zealand. Their home is surrounded by steep hills and valleys, native forest and giant, ancient podocarp trees. His passion and craft as a jeweller springs from his twin interests in scientific curiosity and meditative enquiry. From Duncan’s early studies in geology there is a fascination with erosion; the paring back to the raw, essential structures such as skeleton leaves, smoothed shell fragments, curving and curling wood and stone. Some of these exciting finds make their way directly into the work and others provide inspiration. You can see this inspiration in his beautiful pieces which include the leaves of native Kawakawa, southern Rata and Tarata.


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