GRACE YU PIPER (GRADUATE DIPLOMA)
NEW ZEALAND, PORIRUA
WHITIREIA NEW ZEALAND (TE AUAHA)
The imminent closure of the Whitireia jewellery department has left me questioning the value of craft and the future of contemporary jewellery, both in New Zealand and internationally. Our fast paced, on demand world is encouraging the loss of craft and individuality in favour of assembly lines and profit margins.