My jewellery is about finding beauty in pure geometry and form. I enjoy reducing forms to their essence and finding the elegance in this. Strong lines and bold structures become wearable, and there is always an element of precision and balance in my pieces. I find the idea that my work will take on new meanings and histories of the wearer very rewarding.
Melanie Katsalidis is the director and founder of Pieces of Eight which she established in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University (2000) and Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gold and Silversmithing, RMIT University (2003). Her work is held in many private collections and is often commission based. She has exhibited widely, and in 2014 collaborated with Melbourne fashion label Alpha60 on an exhibition using Australian opals which culminated in an exhibition entitled UPALA, and in 2016 collaborated with New York based sculptor Phillip Low on CHROMA. In 2017 she presented NEO Cuts at Pieces of Eight.