​​​Leonie Westbrook

Copyright © Leonie Westbrook 2017. All rights reserved.

Monel Metal

2011 - 2012



A few of the pieces I made while researching traditional jewellery and silver smithing techniques in relation to using the metal, monel, which is seldom utilised in this way. ​This project was made possible having been awarded an Arts SA Project Grant.


I am interested in developing work that communicates an exploration of the essence of the material, particularly metal. Through exploitation of the materials’ extreme tolerances and encouraging its inherent strengths and fragilities to produce random deviances, I explore the notion that unexpected changes reveal their own merit, deserving of investigation. 




       Click on images for a larger view...