My jewellery is peaceful, dreamy and decidedly oceanic, full of wobbly, watery shapes. I also use sea glass I’ve collected by hand from the beach. Working with reclaimed sea glass, I consider the forms and textures the ocean has carved, allowing each piece to be one of a kind.
I also design art prints from my illustrations and hope to share more of my drawings soon.
I strive to minimise harm to the environment that provides the materials and inspiration for my work. I do my best to reduce waste whenever possible, using ethically-sourced metals, reclaimed materials, recycled paper and plastic free eco packaging.
To do my small part for the environment, I donate $2 from each piece in my Tassie range to the Australian Environmental Defenders Office.
As an artist and a maker, my practice keeps evolving, but my commitment to creating unique, responsible, considered pieces will never change.
I started my jewellery label after completing a double degree in Arts (jewellery design) and Business Studies at Charles Sturt University. During my studies, a piece of my work was in a Powerhouse Museum exhibition in Sydney, and I was keen to see where my creativity could take me.
I moved back to Tasmania to continue my business in my hometown, where I fell back in love with the coast, which has been a constant inspiration for my work. Due to illness, Ruth Evenhuis Designs has had a few slow years, but creativity has always been there, waiting for me to return. After some challenging years, I'm excited to be sitting in my studio today, creating jewellery, honing my illustration skills and keeping the door open for this business to adopt other creative ventures if and when they come.