MARTYN MILLIGAN - GOLDEN BAY
Martyn lives in Golden Bay and has been making jewellery items
for over twenty years.
"I try to make pieces that reflect what I am interested in. I
love living at Parapara , on the edge of the Kahurangi national
park. For twenty five years my jewellery making and daily
interaction with the bush surrounds have been closely linked. It
is really natural for me to make flowers. I never planned it that
way but I just enjoyed the process even when challenging and so
over the years I have really become a florist of sorts. I like my
pieces to feel like they come from our place in the world, and
enjoy the interaction my pieces have with my interests. I feel
lucky to have developed a style of work which closely matches my
experience of living here at Parapara."