A piece of jewellery should tell a story and Yasmin Hackett is in the business of telling stories with her hands. As a child she spent sunny days in her grandmother’s pottery studio playing with clay and discovering the wonderful feeling of creating something out of nothing. Using her hands she would intuitively transform mountains of clay into shapes with meaning.
A few decades later and today Yasmin’s jewellery practice is guided by the same childhood pursuit. Each piece of jewellery is individually handcrafted. Yasmin introduced her uniquely tactile imprint style of jewellery making to her practice when she felt overwhelmed by the precise nature of fabrication work. She started experimenting with casting wax and found the warmth of her hands could guide the wax in any direction, the same way they had with clay in her grandmother’s studio.
Working out of Melbourne’s iconic Nicholas Building, Yasmin’s pieces evolve from a design process incorporating digital drawing, collage and watercolour and come to life using ethically sourced materials. Inspired by architecture and the world around her, Yasmin creates intricate, timeless and feminine work that is easy to wear with a story to tell.