The work of Stephanie Rachael is inspired by monumental structures, epic landscapes, and natural wonders. In my practice I draw on the landscape and the textures & forms of the natural environment as metaphor for the body and the journey – the rugged steeps and crags are used to speak of my own lived experiences and concerns as an artist. Through engaging with the transience and imperfection of the natural world, I relinquish anguish in favour of a quiet calm.
My collection represents all of my emotions, anxieties, memories, learning, and beliefs. I am honoured to present it to you here at stephanierachael.com. Items are individually crafted on a made-to-order basis – please contact me if you would like to commission a piece of your own.
“Collective Origins” Group Show, Webb Gallery – December 2017
Artisan Gallery Small Objects Space: Production Run – December 2016
Griffith University 2016 Graduate Exhibition – November 2016
Griffith University Open Day Drawing Exhibition – July 2016
“Inheritance” Group Exhibition, Griffith Project Gallery – January – February 2016
Griffith University 2nd year Casting Display – June – October 2015
Griffith University 1st year Jewellery Display – November 2014 – June 2015
Ethical Practice & Sustainability
Stephanie Rachael Jewellery strives to maintain an ethical and sustainable practice wherever possible. Care is taken to reuse, recycle, or minimise footprints wherever possible.
My casting is completed by Pallion, who is one of Australia’s largest recyclers of metal scrap. As per the statement issued by Pallion: “All precious metal issued by Pallion is sourced in a way that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful conflict, or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of international law. In addition, the Pallion refining division is subject to annual independent Conflict Metals audit.”
I work hard to save as much of my metal fillings, off-cuts, and scrap as possible. When I gather enough, they’re taken off to be refined and melted back into ingots so the metal can be used once more. Why mine more when there is plenty above ground already?
All stones used have either been reclaimed from other jewellery, donated by previous owners, or are lab grown.