My work focuses on the often overlooked beauty and humour in everyday iconography, language and landscapes. Thanks to my Japanese and German heritage, I have been lucky enough to travel from an early age and have always been encouraged to be curious and appreciative, and to immerse myself in the cultures that surround me. These observations continue to be the fundamental basis for my work.
Taë Schmeisser studied Visual Arts (Glass) at the Australian National University, before expanding her material vocabulary in ceramics, gold and silversmithing with further studies in both Australia and Japan. Exhibiting her work nationally since 2002, Taë won the e.g. etal graduate award in 2008 and in 2009 was awarded Artist in Residence at Skopart, The Skopelos Art Foundation in Greece. She launched her seasonal jewellery label bëuy (pronounced boi) in 2012, which takes its place in the continuing evolution of Taë’s design practice, offering innovative pieces in diverse materials created with varied techniques. Taë won the Mansfield Glass Art Jewellery award in 2017 and has twice been a finalist in the Victorian Craft awards.