Story: Crafts and applied arts

Emily Siddell, 'Medium shell lei', 2011 (2nd of 3)

Emily Siddell, 'Medium shell lei', 2011

As a teenager growing up in Auckland Emily Siddell was inspired by the Pacific cultures around her rather than the art traditions of Europe. This is reflected in her glasswork. As well as lei (strung objects worn around the neck), Siddell creates kete (woven bags) from glass. 

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Milford Galleries Queenstown
Jewellery by Emily Siddell

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014