Meet the Designer behind HerbertandWilks

Meet the Designer

British-born Sally Herbert is a contemporary Jewellery designer and maker. She lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.

From a creative family, my exposure to the world of making things by hand started from an early age.   While first being captivated by the sculptural properties of Cast Glass and the lost wax process, I fell in love with Jewellery making early on and consider the medium similar – only on a smaller scale.

My work draws on my love of simple forms with my Jewellery designs taking on a more organic and sculptural nature. Working in Silver with highlights of Gold and Brass; conceptually my designs draw on the past and the beauty and freedom in natural imperfections.

Lately, I have been focusing on the finished surface of the work. How the use of patterns, textures, and fabrics are captured by a material and the resulting change in the outward appearance of the surface.

My designs rarely start life as drawings instead I adopt a process of modeling with various mediums – paper, wax, and metal. This process allows my work to move in new directions and capture a sense of fluidity and movement.

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Let’s Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would like to talk about have a piece customised for you please feel free to contact me.

Email: sally@herbertandwilks.co.nz

Tel: +64 (0)21 377 290

Studio  Location

We are located in Mt Eden, Auckland
If you would like to visit us please contact me to arrange a time. You are welcome to come round to view work or talk about a custom piece being made.