Su Keates is a jeweller and sculptor with an obsession for the metamorphic form. Her organically inspired jewellery represents the three key stages of nature’s life cycle - from larvae and seed, to chrysalis and sprout, to fully grown organism. Su uses precious metals and stone, as well as wood and bone to create her treasures.
Kawakawa is a native plant that has a long history of medicinal use. The leaves were often used to cure toothaches and to reduce swelling or bruises. Kawakawa is one of the most important healing herbs used by Maori, and is still widely used today.