Meet Tasmanian contemporary artist and jeweller Janine Combes



I'm an artist and jeweller living and working on the land of the Palawa people of Lutruwita/Tasmania, at the very southern end of Australia. My beautiful studio is on Bruny Island just south of Hobart. 

I have two streams to my creative life. As well as making wearable, contemporary jewellery I create installations for multi-art form exhibitions and more sculptural objects. This allows for more exploratory and larger scale work. In 2021 I started a Master of Fine Arts (Research) at the University of Tasmania to enable me to delve more deeply into ideas of belonging, place and history. 

My wearable jewellery pieces have an organic, minimalist look. Earrings, necklaces, brooches, and rings are made from ethically sourced, high-quality materials, including metals (sterling silver, gold, brass, steel and aluminium) and organic materials (buffalo horn, silk, wood and paper). I like to think that my work makes the small shapes of life visible, allowing us to connect with the world around us by holding them close to our bodies.

I can provide a gift to yourself or a much-loved friend or family member. Custom orders are available. I am always happy to chat so feel free to send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 Janine Combes