Oblong Ring, Isaac Ibbotson
The artist - Isaac Ibbotson
Isaac Ibbotson is an established jeweller based in Nelson. He first discovered the art of gold and silversmithing at evening classes during the mid 90s, then continued to develop the skills at design schools in Wellington and London. Between 2002 and 2010 he established a contemporary jewellery gallery in Nelson called ‘Mint’, where an exciting array of styles emerged.
Recently, after a break in the trade to explore other areas of interest, Isaac has been consolidating his classic designs and is in the process of re-launching them along with some new direction.
Isaac’s main area of interest is in minimalist object design. The intention of his work is to simply reveal the fabric of nature in the simplest possible way. Using organic and invaluable materials such as driftwood and framing them with crisp lines of precious metal he hand crafts objects which are as pleasing to touch as they are to look at. The designs are intended to age with the wearer and will develop their own unique character over time.