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Sue Garrard

“Using reclaimed and recycled materials enables me to balance my desire to create beautiful wearable adornments with an environmentally sound and sustainable practice that treads lightly on the planet.”

Sue Garrard is a South Australian-based artist and jewellery maker whose work challenges perceptions of preciousness and demonstrates that a ‘second life’ can be both beautiful and sustainable. Her work focuses on sustainability and often uses recycled metals such as brass, pewter, aluminum and sterling silver, which are transformed, using intuition, creativity and an arts-focused degree, into objects of striking beauty.

Growing up in a rural setting, it was more usual

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