Paul Fenselau

“Paul Fenselau is a Studio Jeweller, Gold & Silversmith and Lapidarist based in Castlemaine. He prefers to create one of a kind unique jewellery designs using traditional methods with modern tools and techniques.

Some of his earliest experiences with metal work and sculptures were exhibited in the National Gallery of Victoria, while he was studying his VCE in Bendigo. The works were part of the Top CAT’s art exhibition displaying the highest standard of VCE students in the state.

Paul went on to study 3 years full time at RMIT Uni in Melbourne to attain a BA Degree in Gold and Silversmithing and later on went and studied a further 2 years at NMIT to achieve an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical engineering of Jewellery.

The last 8 years has seen Paul further his jewellery making techniques by developing exceptional skills in the art of faceting precious gemstones. The process of faceting precious gems is an art that needs a lot of time and patience to bring out the natural beauty of a gem. Over the last 4 year’s Paul has entered many State and National gemstone faceting competitions, achieving some outstanding results with many of his entries gaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, including a gold medal for the highest point score for a gem entry in the Australian Facetors’ Guild national annual competition in 2011.