Australian Ballet Collaboration Heart Pendant ***WAS $220***
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Handmade porcelain Pendant (5.5 cm x 5.0 cm) on oxidised (blackened) sterling silver chain (55 cm) .
An excerpt of some kind words from the Australian Ballet written on the day of the launch:...“It’s a proud day for The Australian Ballet! After years of admiring the Melbourne-based artisan label Iggy & Lou Lou, we’re delighted to unveil our collaboration with them, inspired by our ballet Giselle. Using motifs drawn from the ballet – lilies, hearts, the Romantic ballerina – they’ve created a capsule collection that evokes the unearthly beauty and poignant tenderness of this immortal work.
We loved visiting artist and designer Irene Grishin Selzer and her partner Peter Selzer in their bright, vine-twined studio to find out more about the meticulous artisan processes they use to produce these pieces.Irene has a Masters in Ceramics and started her career as a visual artist. While she was at university she worked part-time at Sotheby’s and became fascinated by old porcelain jewellery. “It started me thinking about jewellery as a more intimate art form.” At around the same time, a friend said to Irene, “I wish I could wear your work,” and the idea of making jewellery began to percolate in earnest. Some 20 years later, Irene and her partner Peter – who handles the business side of things and also applies the glazes to the pieces – have a thriving label collected by Mike Patton and worn by the likes of Emily Blunt and Nicole Ritchie, and collaborations with Karen Walker and T2 under their belt..”
Ceramic pendants have always been worn by travelers as talismans and amulets to ensure protection and courage. Having withstood the intense heat of the ‘fiery furnace’ they symbolize the romantic survival against all odds. Iggy and Lou Lou combine this romance and history with an element of tongue and cheek humor – made perfect for modern day lovers & travelers. All metals are sterling silver or 9 carat gold.