This is an exquisite collection of a wide variety of unique art that would would be a delight to show in any person's home. All of it is created by Pamela Carey in her studio in Apollo Bay. Each piece is hand-crafted and therefore certain to be unique, as you can quickly see by browsing the pictures gallery linked to each group in the pictures below.
The collection incorproates "Out of Africa Designs"
Glass & Silver
Pamela Carey lives and creates her silver jewellery at her home in Apollo Bay.
Pamela creates her silver leaf pendants and earrings using fresh green leaves with pronounced veins from her garden (and from other people's!). She coats the veined side of the leaf with several layers of silver paste. Once the desired thickness is achieved and the silver is completely dry, the leaf is fired in the kiln. The leaf burns away, leaving its "imprint" (in mirror image) on the face of the silver. The silver leaf is then polished and/or textured, depending on the desired effect.
Pamela also creates filigree silver pendants. Using cork clay, she makes the desired shape (oval, round, spherical, tubular, etc). Once the cork is completely dry, Pamela uses silver clay in a syringe to 'pipe' a filigree design onto the cork. When the silver has fully dried, the pendant is fired in the kiln, where the cork simply burns away ... leaving the delicate hollow filigree shape.
She lives with her cat, her dog ... and sometimes her husband
You can find Pamela at her brightly-coloured stall at the Apollo Bay Community Market on the foreshore on Saturday mornings ... weather permitting.
Pamela has been a wild life carer in the past ... hence the photo of her with the koalas