Amelia Pascoe is a Wellington-based contemporary jeweller.

Trained in the sciences, and with a long work history in science-based organisations, Amelia formally embarked on her artistic career in 2010. In 2012, she graduated from Whitireia New Zealand with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design, majoring in contemporary jewellery. During the course of her studies, Amelia received a number of awards in recognition of her work culminating in the 2012 Masterworks Gallery Supreme Graduate Award (selected from contemporary jewellery graduates nationwide).

Amelia's work straddles the boundaries of object and adornment, and the allure of things elusive has been a recurring theme. Since graduating Amelia has had a number of solo shows in galleries around New Zealand, and has exhibited internationally through invitation. Her work was included in Wunderruma - a recent survey of New Zealand jewellery, and is held in public museums (Te Papa, Dowse Art Museum) and private collections.

In 2013, Amelia undertook a six-week residency in Italy, with internationally renowned jeweller, Fabrizio Tridenti. In 2014, Amelia was selected for Handshake2 - a two-year professional development and exhibition programme for contemporary jewellers in New Zealand. Through Handshake participants are matched with their chosen mentors from across the globe, while developing work for a series of national and international exhibitions. Amelia worked with Ruudt Peters a pioneering Dutch jeweller. Selected again in 2016, for Handshake3 Amelia is currently developing new work for exhibition at the prestiguous Gallery Platina in Sweden (September 2016), and the Dowse Art Museum (July 2017).

www.ameliapascoe.co.nz