Winners of the 2018 Mari Funaki Award


Benedikt Fischer, Pearly Whites 5, 2018, shell, mother of pearl, remanium, sculpey / Samira Goetz, DWELL, necklace, 2018, epoxy concrete, cotton thread

Congratulations to Benedikt Fischer, winner of the 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery in the Established category for his series of five Pearly Whites brooches, made from shell, mother of pearl, remanium and sculpey.

Congratulations also to Samira Goetz (Germany), winner of the A$2000 prize in the Emerging category for her necklace, DWELL. The judges commented that this piece “works so well and is extremely wearable despite the fact that it’s big. It’s bold and it’s well resolved.”