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David Watkins, in his book Design Source Book - Jewellery (New Holland Press 1999) says of her work. “The work is evocative of mysticism and ritual. Each piece is infused with a reverent presence inspired by past traditions, dreams, memories and nature.”


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Felicity Peters

About Felicity

Felicity Peters lives and works in Perth, Western Australia.

As an established and award winning jeweller Felicity Peters has work in public collections in Australia and overseas. Felicity has been selected into many overseas and national exhibitions and her work is featured in a number of international and national publications.

Felicity's practice consists of exhibition pieces, commissions and small production ranges. Corporate and government commissions are an important part of her work. Felicity is internationally recognised for her skills and her development of the beautiful Korean technique of Keum Boo, where pure gold sheet is fused to a sterling silver base. Felicity, who is available for workshops in this technique, was the Australian Adult educator in 2005.

In 2007 Felicity was awarded a three month Australia Council residency in Rome. This led to her interest in the Etruscan art of granulation. Her work is also influenced by architecture, the landscape, travels and her personal and social philosophies..

In 2009 Felicity Peters was awarded a Creative Development Fellowship by the Department of Culture and the Arts through the Government of Western Australia.

Up two of these awards are given out each year to established practitioners from all the various art forms. The Fellowship allowed Felicity to travel to San Francisco to study granulation with Kent Raible, research and develop CAD designs, and work towards solo exhibitions in Legnica Poland and the Lesley Craze Gallery in London.

Felicity has continued with new ideas developed during 2009, expanding into fashion accessories with The Funk Dimension label as well as using computer aided designs to expand her practice.

Felicity's continuing travels to Poland led to a solo show in Poland, and presentation lecture at the Legnica Silver Art event in 2011. Another solo Jestem-I am at Studio 20/17 in 2011, gave Sydney people the chance to see her Polish inspired pieces. The Powerhouse Museum purchased one of her Voluptuous Woman brooches for their permanent collection.

Recent work was the deconstruction and reconstruction of a egg whisker by home wares company Normann. This work has so far produced five stunning pieces. Check these out in the Neckpieces section. Felicity says she loves rearranging unique objects into art pieces, and that the stimulation from this exercise always rubs off in her practice as well as keeping her ideas fresh and unique.


Born at Port Elizabeth South Africa. Arrived in Perth Australia 1966
2012 successful grant application to bring Stefano Marchetti to Perth for workshop with JMGA WA
2009 Creative Development Fellowship Department for the Arts and Culture
2008 Successful grant application to bring Giovanni Corvaja to Perth for workshop with JMGA WA.
2001-2003 Editor of Lemel - Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia -JMGA national magazine
1994 Awarded Fellow of Crafts Council of Western Australia for contribution to Craft and Education
1991-1992 National Chairman Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia
1991-1992 Co-coordinator Connections 92 3rd International and 7th Biennial Conference JMGA
1990-1994 President of Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia-W.A. Inc.
1986 B.A. Craft (Major Jewellery/Metalsmithing) Curtin University of Technology
1982-2007 Part time lecturer Curtin, Tafe and CAE Affiliations


2001-2003 Editor of Lemel - Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) national magazine
1995-1997, 2010-2014 Visual Arts Crafts Peer Assessment Panel ARTSWA
1994 Awarded Fellow of Crafts Council of Western Australia for contribution to Craft and Education
1991-1992 National Chairman Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia
1991-1992 Co-ordinator Connections 92 3rd International and 7th Biennial Conference JMGA
1990-1994 President of Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia-W.A. Inc


2018 International Amber Association-First prize Illusion exhibition Legnica Poland
2014 Professional Development Grant Department of Culture and the Arts ($26,721)
2011 Artflight grant to Poland for solo exhibition and presentation of paper at Silver Art conference
2009 Creative Development Fellowship Department of Culture and the Arts Government of Western Australia ($60,000) (to date, 2018, the only Jeweller awarded this Fellowship)
2007 2nd Prize National Award Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba regional Gallery QLD (Selected)
ArtsWA Development grant for solo show and booklet
Visual Arts Board Australia Council - three month Rome residency (Selected)
2006 Artflight grant ArtsWA to attend Lesley Craze exhibition, presentation at ACJ conference London
2005 Australian Adult Educator of the Year
Finalist 2005 Memento Awards, QLD
2004 ArtsWA Artflight grant to attend Collect 2005, International Art Fair V&A Museum London
Australia Council grant $20,000
outstanding tutor award - West Australian Adult Learners week
2002 Open Award National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW (Selected)
1996 Creative Development Grant (12,000)
1994 Western Australian Dept. for the Arts Project grant
1991 First Prize-Australian Customs Service Award, Fremantle
1990 Second Prize National Earrings Exhibition Rox Award-Modern Classics, Sydney
1986 JMGA National Graduate student award


2012 Powerhouse Museum Sydney
2011 National Gallery of Australia Canberra
Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection(Ceded to Zurich National Museum 2018), Gallery of Silver Art Poland
2009 Gallery of Silver Art Legnica, Poland
Gdansk Amber Museum, Poland
2008 St John of God Murdoch (Two items)
2007/1993 Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD
2004 Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection (Now ceded to national museum in Zurich Switzerland
2002 Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
1997 Art Gallery of Western Australia
1996 Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Darwin; Alice Springs Craft Acquisition, Alice Springs,NT
1994 City of Perth Art Collection WA
1991 Australian Customs Collection Fremantle, WA
1990/86 Curtin University of Technology, WA
1988 Orange Regional Gallery NSW, Holmes A Court Collection
1983 Shire of Derby West Kimberly

Selected Commissions

2014 Supplier to Commonwealth of Australia official gift registry Canberra
2011-2019 Brooches for 100 women inducted into International Women's Day Hall of Fame
2010 Art Gallery of WA- Guggenheim exhibition shop
2007 Ministry of Culture and the Arts- Business etc. awards
2007/2006 Bluescope Steel Commemorative Awards
2005 TV Logies gifts for nominees
2002/2017 Christ Church Grammar School
1998 State Living Treasures Award - Minister for Culture & the Arts
1997 Evans and Tate Golden Plate awards
Corporate Gifts for Wesfarmers Ltd
1996 Articles selected for WA Premier's Gifts Commissioning Project
1994 Three articles selected for the WA Premier's Gift Commissioning Project;
Perth College, Perth
1993 Dressed to Kill - 100 Years of Fashion The National Gallery Canberra
1986 Chalice and Patten St Stephens Anglican Church Spearwood Perth


Solo Exhibitions

2015-2018 sole Jeweller at Christmas shows at Gallows Gallery Perth
2014 Now and Then Gallows Gallery Perth
2011 Jestem- I am Studio 20/17 Sydney
Inspired by Poland Gallery of Art Legnica Poland
2010 C.R.E.D.* Lesley Craze Gallery London UK (Only Australian jeweller to have solo exhibition at one of the three top jewellery galleries in the world)
2009 Works from Australia Gallery of Art Legnica
2007 2 Stroke + Gallows Gallery Perth
2005 Old house New home and other Journeys Gallows Gallery Perth
1996 Some days are diamonds Artplace Perth
1990 Surface Contemporary Jewellery Gallery Sydney
1988 Two person show Beyond the surface at Contemporary Jewellery Gallery Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

Illusion Inhorgenta Munich
Illusion Amberif Gdansk
In my opinion-Jewellery with a message Dubiel Gallery Warsaw Poland
Rocks Gallery Zu Adelaide (Invited)
Christmas Treats Stanley Street Gallery Sydney
In my opinion-Jewellery with a message. Magan Gallery London (Invited)
National Contemporary Jewellery Award - Previous winners Griffith Regional Gallery NSW
Amber and Leonardo Gdansk, Legnica Poland, Magan Gallery London, Beijing,
Illusion 39 entrants selected from 395 physical entries Gallery of Art Legnica Poland. First Australian to make the final 40-45 in 30 years the exhibition has been held. Illusion is travelling around Europe for one year.
Alternatives Gallery of Art Legnica Poland
All that Glitters Stanley Street Gallery Sydney
Christmas Stanley Street Gallery Sydney
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery (Selected)
Alternatives Silver Art Gallery Legnica Poland
Lesley Craze Gallery 30th Anniversary (Invited Sole Australian)
Bodyworks Australian Jewellery travelling exhibition National Gallery of Australia Canberra
A fine possession Power house Museum Sydney (Two items. One borrowed from Toowoomba Regional Gallery and one from their collection)
National Contemporary Jewellery awards Griffith Regional Gallery NSW, COTA and Sturt NSW (Selected)
Over the head Stanley Street Gallery NSW (Invitation)
Lesley Craze Christmas exhibition, (Invited)
Convergence JMGA WA exhibition Percolator Gallery Brisbane (Selected)
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD (Selected)
Cinderella Stories Jewellery from Western Australia Lesley Craze Gallery, Artsite Sydney, Beaver Galleries Canberra Dorothy Erickson curator
Contemporary Wearables (Selected) Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor. Artisan Qld (Invited) national tour until 2013
Christmas Collection Featured Jeweller Beaver Galleries Canberra
Cherish 2010 Artisan Queensland
Winter Brooches Studio 20/17 Sydney (invited)
Precious Pendants Object Gallery Sydney (Invited)
Alternatives Gallery of Silver Art Legnica Poland
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD (Selected)
Escape to Vilnius Meno Nisa Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Cherish Artisans Qld (Selected)
Wonderlust Art Gallery of WA
In the Making Craft Victoria
Within Without Zu Gallery Adelaide (Selected)
Transit 3, BSR Academy Rome (Australia Council three month residency)
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD (Selected)
50 Brooches (Selected) Artisans, QLD
Architecturally Inspired Lesley Craze gallery London (Invited- only Australian jeweller)
Electrum 35th Anniversary exhibition (Invited- only Australian jeweller)
Collect International Art Fair V & A Museum London, represented by Lesley Craze Gallery London, (only Australian jeweller represented in show by Lesley Craze)
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery QLD (Selected),
Alice Springs Craft Exhibition
Designers from the West Katherine Kalaf Gallery (invited)
Birthday Party Silver Art exhibition Gallery of Art Legnica Poland (Invited)
Lesley Craze 20th Anniversary (Invited)
Design from Down Under Boston/Washington (Selected)
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD (Selected)
Mine own executioner Mundaring Arts Centre, WA (Invited)
Ozgold International/National touring exhibition (Selected)
Australia-Korea Foundation's Tenth Anniversary Celebration Seoul, Korea (Invited)
Commitment Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA (For those members given awards by Craft West)
Alice Springs Craft Award, Alice Springs, NT
Dame Nancy Buttfield Inaugural Award Adelaide (Invited)
City of Perth Craft Award Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA (Selected)
Australia 2000 National exhibition part of Australia Week. Lesley Craze Gallery London (Selected)
1999-1986 Selected other group exhibitions, National and International

Currently Represented Aspects of Kings Park, Stanley Street Gallery Sydney, Sturt Gallery NSW, Studio Ingot Melbourne, Mundaring Arts Centre Perth, Zu Gallery Adelaide, Alternatives Gallery Rome( currently changing over stock) Previous Lesley Craze Gallery London (Lesley now deceased Gallery closed First Australian jeweller to be represented by her), Electrum Gallery London . B Cartlidge now deceased. First Australian jeweller to be represented by her. Gallery now closed)

Selected Bibliography

2019 In print Louis and Alice Koch Ring Collection Beatriz Shadour
2018 Amber and Leonardo Catalogue, Illusion Catalogue Gallery of Art Legnica Poland
2018 Subiaco Post Arts section
2017 Subiaco Post Arts section
2015 Craft Arts Issue 93 Review by Winthrop Prof Ted Snell Australia
2014 The West Australian The Arts Section page 7 Lyn DiCiero
Now and Then Prof. Ted Snell ISBN 978-0-9871979-1-7
The Subiaco Post page Sarah McNeill
Metalsmithing for Jewelry Makers Jinks McGrath (two page feature article. Amongst others featured is Giovanni Corvaja)
2014 Jewellery Techniques Andrzej Bankowski Poland
2013 The art of soldering for jewellery makers Wing Mun Devenney, Barrons Educational Series London (Image features inside cover)
Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques Xuella Arnold and Sarah Withers Search Press (One of my images featured on front cover)
2012 Showcase 500 rings Lark Books
2011 Craft Arts Issue 80 Review of C.R.E.D * London exhibition Lesley Craze Gallery Pages 104/106 Mark Lewis
Ghetto Heroes Square Pawel Kubistal Poland
Tinker Tailor soldier Sailor Artisan Qld
Craft Arts Issue 80 Review of C.R.E.D London exhibition
Jestem- I am (a camera) Tracey Clement
2010 History of gold and silversmithing in Western Australia D Erickson (Image featured on spine)
Marks on Australian Silver 1950-2005 Christine Erratt
500 Gemstones Jewels Lark Books
Findings ACJ Magazine UK
The NEW encyclopedia of Jewellery making techniques Jinks McGrath (Images used inside front cover and on contents page)
The work bench guide to jewellery Anastasia Young



2009 Felicity Peters C.R.E.D.* Louise Tasker ISBN 978-0-646-52728-4
Feature Artist in Artsource magazine (Autumn 2009)
The West Australian Newspaper 20/02/09
2008 Adorn Amanda Mansell
Craft Arts International issue 72
2007 Felicity Peters - The geometry of Life by Ted Snell ISBN 978-0646-48130-2
500 Metal Vessels Lark Books- (one image on the back cover)
Collect- International art Fair V & A Museum (work chosen by organisers to feature in the book)
2006 Lark Books jewellery manual
2005 Review Craft Arts issue No. 64
2004 1000 Rings, 500 Wooden Bowls Lark Books
1999 DesignSource Book - Jewellery David Watkins (One of three Australian jewelers selected from eighty)
1998 Contemporary Australian & New Zealand Jewellery, Patricia Anderson
1997 Review Craft Arts Issue 40
1996 Feature Artist Craft West magazine
1993 Craft Arts issue 27, Four Seasons Japanese Jewellery Magazine
1992 Craft Arts Issue 23 Feature article by David Walker
1990 Weekend Australian Magazine
1989 Jewellery - Australia Now Crafts Council of Australia
1987 Contemporary Jewellery - The Australian Experience 1977-1987 Patricia Anderson

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