Felicity Peters | Stanley Street Gallery

Felicity Peters

As an established and award winning jeweller Felicity Peters has artwork in public collections in Australia and overseas. Felicity has been selected into many overseas and national exhibitions and her work is featured in a number of international publications.

Over Your Head - 13th August - 6th September 2014





Through a process of deep engagement Felicity has forged her practice as a maker of objects that prompt us to think about our lives, take a position, question and reflect. Her direct experience of her milieu is often a catalyst for work that encapsulates her approach to living. Whether personal, political or social her ideas are developed and shaped through the process of making.

Her inspiration comes from Western Australian sea forms, corals, patterns on rocks and molluscs. “The patterns that the ocean makes as it swirls around small rocks, broken shells that are never ending.”

Further inspiration came from finishing her five-year treatment for breast cancer. It was not part of her original plan, but whilst experimenting with molten wax, modelling, a range of tiny breasts appeared. The 3Ls ring series (Live Love Life) documents that process of coming to terms with diagnosis expressing so many feelings.

Felicity’s practice consists of exhibition pieces, commissions and small production ranges. Corporate and government commissions are an important part of her work. Felicity in internationally recognised for her skills and her development of the beautiful Korean technique of Keum Boo, where pure gold sheet is fused to a sterling silver base.

Felicity Peters lives and works in Perth, Western Australia

1986 B.A. Craft (Major Jewellery/Metalsmithing) Curtin University of Technology
1982-2007 Part time lecturer Curtin, Tafe and CAEAffiliations

2001-2003 Editor of Lemel - Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA national magazine
1994 Awarded Fellow of Crafts Council of Western Australia for contribution to Craft and Education
1991-1992 National Chairman Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia
1991-1992 Co-ordinator Connections 92 3rd International and 7th Biennial Conference JMGA
1990-1994 President of Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia-W.A. Inc


Solo shows

2014    Now and Then Gallows Gallery Perth
2011    Jestem- I am Studio 20/17 Sydney
Inspired by Poland Gallery of Art Legnica Poland
2010    C.R.E.D.* Lesley Craze Gallery London UK
2009    Works from Australia Gallery of Art Legnica
2007    2 Stroke + Gallows Gallery Perth
2004    Old house New home and other Journeys Gallows Gallery Perth
1996    Some days are diamonds Artplace Perth
1990    Surface Contemporary Jewellery Gallery Sydney


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery
Alternatives Silver Art Gallery Legnica Poland
2014    Lesley Craze Gallery 30th Anniversary
A fine possession
Power house Museum Sydney, Bodyworks-Australian
Jewellery 1972-2012,
2013    Lesley Craze Christmas exhibition, Convergence Percolator Gallery Brisbane

2011    Cinderella Stories Jewellery from Western Australia Lesley Craze Gallery, Artsite
Sydney, Beaver Galleries Canberra.
2010    Christmas Collection Featured Jeweller Beaver Galleries Canberra
Cherish 2010 Artisan Queensland
Winter Brooches Studio 20/17 Sydney Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba QLD

2009    Precious Pendants Object Gallery
Alternatives Gallery of Silver Art Legnica Poland Escape to Vilnius Meno Nisa
Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008    Cherish Artisans Qld
Wonderlust Art Gallery of WA
In the Making Craft Victoria
Within Without Zu Gallery Adelaide
2007    Transit 3, BSR Academy Rome
Contemporary Wearables (Selected) Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD
50 Brooches (Selected) Artisans, QLD
2006    Lesley Craze Architecturally Inspired (Invited)
Electrum 35th Anniversary exhibition (Invited)
2005    Collect International Art Fair V & A Museum London, represented by Lesley Craze
Gallery London,
Contemporary Wearables QLD (Selected),
Alice Springs Craft Exhibition (Selected),
Designers from the West Katherine Kalaf
Birthday Party Silver art exhibition Gallery of Art Legnica Poland
2004    Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba,
Lesley Craze 20th Anniversary,
Design from Down Under Boston/Washington
2003    Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD
2002    Mine own executioner (Invited) Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
Ozgold International/National touring exhibition (Selected)
Australia-Korea Foundation’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration Seoul, Korea
2001    Commitment Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA
Alice Springs Craft Award, Alice Springs, NT
2000    Dame Nancy Buttfield Inaugural Award (Invited) Adelaide
City of Perth Craft Award Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA
Selected for national exhibition Australia 2000 as part of Australia Week. Lesley
Craze Gallery London
1999-1986 Selected other group exhibitions, National and International



2014    Professional Development Grant Department of Culture and the Arts
2011    Artflight grant to Poland for solo exhibition and presentation of paper at Silver Art conference
2009    Creative Development Fellowship Department of Culture and the Arts Government of Western Australia
2007    2nd Prize National Award Contemporary Wearables 2007
ArtsWA Development grant for solo show and booklet
Visual Arts Board Australia Council - three month Rome residency
2006    Artflight grant ArtsWA to attend Lesley Craze exhibition, presentation at ACJ conference London
2005    Australian Adult Educator of the Year,
Finalist 2005 Memento Awards, QLD
2004    ArtsWA Artflight grant to attend Collect 2005, International Art Fair V&A Museum London
Australia Council grant $20,000
Outstanding tutor award - West Australian Adult Learners week
2002    Open Award National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
1994    Western Australian Dept for the Arts Project grant
1991    First Prize-Australian Customs Service Award, Fremantle
1990    Second Prize National Earrings Exhibition Rox Award-Modern Classics, Sydney
1986    JMGA National Graduate student award



2012    Powerhouse Museum Sydney
2011    National Gallery of Australia Canberra
2010    Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection, Gallery of Silver Art Legnica, Poland
2009    Gallery of Silver Art Legnica, Poland, Gdansk Amber Museum, Poland
2008    St John of God Murdoch
2007/1993 Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD
2004    Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection
2002    Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
1997    Art Gallery of Western Australia
1996    Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Darwin; Alice Springs Craft Acquisition, Alice Springs,NT
1994    City of Perth Art Collection WA
1991    Australian Customs Collection Fremantle, WA
1990/86 Curtin University of Technology, WA
1988    Orange Regional Gallery NSW, Holmes A Court Collection


Selected Commissions

2014    Supplier to Commonwealth of Australia official gift registry Canberra
2011    Brooches for 100 women inducted into International Women’s Day Hall of Fame
2010    Art Gallery of WA- Guggenheim exhibition shop
2007    Ministry of Culture and the Arts
2007/2006 Bluescope Steel Commemorative Awards
2005    TV Logies gifts for nominees
2002/2000 Christ Church Grammar School
1998    State Living Treasures Award - Min. for Culture & the Arts
1997    Evans and Tate; Corporate Gifts for Wesfarmers Ltd
1996    Articles selected for WA Premier’s Gifts Commissioning Project
1994    Three articles selected for the WA Premier’s Gift Commissioning Project; Perth College, Perth
1993    Dressed to Kill - 100 Years of Fashion The National Gallery Canberra


Selected Bibliography

2015    Craft Arts Issue 93 Review by Winthrop Prof Ted Snell Australia
2014    The West Australian The Arts Section page 7 Lyn DiCiero
The Subiaco Post page 115 Sarah McNeill
2014    Jewellery Techniques Andrzej Bankowski Poland
2013    The art of soldering for jewellery makers Wing Mun Devenney, Barrons Educational Series London
Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques Xuella Arnold and Sarah Withers Search Press
2012    Showcase rings Lark Book
2011    Craft Arts Issue 80 Review of C.R.E.D * London exhibition Lesley Craze Gallery Pages 104/106 Mark Lewis
Ghetto Heroes Square Pawel Kubistal Poland
2011    Craft Arts Issue 80 Review of C.R.E.D London exhibition
2010    History of gold and silversmithing in Western Australia D Erickson
Marks on Australian Silver 1950-2005 Christine Erratt
Gemstones Jewels Lark Books
ACJ Magazine UK
The encyclopedia of Jewellery making Jinks McGrath
The work bench guide to jewellery Anastasia Young
2009    Felicity Peters C.R.E.D.* Louise Tasker ISBN 978-0-646-52728-4
Feature Artist in Artsource magazine (Autumn 2009)
The West Australian Newspaper 20/02/09
2008    Adorn Amanda Mansell
Craft Arts International issue 72
2007    Felicity Peters - The geometry of Life by Ted Snell ISBN 978-0646-48130-2500 Vessels Lark Books
2006    Lark Books jewellery manual
2005    Review Craft Arts issue No. 64
2004    1000 Rings, 500 Bowls Lark Books
1999    DesignSource Book- Jewellery David Watkins
1998    Contemporary Australian & New Zealand Jewellery, P Anderson
   Review Craft Arts Issue 40
1996    Feature Artist Craft West magazine
1993    Craft Arts issue 27, Four Seasons Japanese Jewellery Magazine
1992    Craft Arts Issue 23 Feature article by David Walker
1990    Weekend Australian Magazine
1989    Jewellery - Australia Now Crafts Council of Australia
1987    Contemporary Jewellery - The Australian Experience 1977-1987 Patricia Anderson




Aspects of Kings Park, Alternatives Gallery Rome, Lesley Craze Gallery London, COTA Sydney, Stanley Street Gallery Sydney, Beaver Galleries Canberra.