Chris Sherwin

Chris lived and worked in Germany during the 1980’s when there was a strong resurgence in technical and design innovation in jewellery making and precious gem cutting. A production ethic that feeds from this innovation in technology and a visual vocabulary that draws from European historical references, particularly Roman texts and architectural forms, Chris merges numerous points of stimulus to create his designs.

Alongside his practicing career as a gold and silversmith Chris has been a professional educator. A decade of lecturing at RMIT University in the 1990’s followed by his Senior Educator role and Coordination of the Jewellery Section at Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT) from 2000 – 2009. Chris is founding member #5 of the ‘Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and a past president of the Guild.

Chris believes that excellence in Gold and Silversmithing production is exhibited by work that seamlessly blends good design, with excellent skills and materials practice.
These are attributes that most practitioners aspire to over a lifetime of trial and error.

Extensive travel, Germanic family roots, exposure to numerous design and technical influences has all contributed to Chris’s unique design vocabulary.