Pohutukawa, Koromiko, Fuchsia and Rengarenga – Kiri's jewellery draws on the beauty of surrounding flora. Inspired by small plant details such as leaves, buds and pods, Kiri refines structure back to its simplest form; focusing on one aspect of a design to draw out the essence of its shape. Like smoothed bone, rock, and shell worn back to elemental forms.
Kiri has an Elam degree in Fine Arts and an Art History degree from Auckland University. She studies structure in its physical sense and also in relation to deeper themes within human adornment and nature. "We make sense of the world around us through collective myth. Feminine, filigree designs draw an association with a fairytale aesthetic."
Growing up in Taranaki, Kiri now lives in Auckland and exhibits throughout New Zealand and the UK.