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Kyler Rowson

Botanist / Ecologist / Artist / Silversmith

I have a lot of interests. This business is where they all come together as one - each piece is inspired by all the things I love - nature, science, and art!

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My Story

Since a young age, I've been incredibly passionate about all things science and all things ocean-themed. During my high school years, I studied at a specialist art school - going to school six days a week and learning from all kinds of professional artists, which has made me the artist that I am today!

I have a Bachelor of Science, with a double major in Marine Biology and Biological Sciences, and graduated at the top of my class! I find that although science and art are two sides to a coin, they balance me out well.

I enjoy playing with many different mediums, and don't feel the need to restrict myself to one - I like being a jack of all trades! Perhaps maybe one day I'll master a select few.

Currently, I'm working as a botanist/ecologist for an environmental consulting company. This is a full time position, with part-time FIFO work. While I'm away, you won't be able to purchase from my store. I'm only away 10ish days at a time maximum. You're always welcome to send me a message - I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Jewellery

Recently I have began the journey down silversmithing again. I began this journey in high school - completing roughly a year and a half of basic silversmithing classes, largely in copper. That was roughly seven years ago now! At the beginning of 2021, I decided that I would invest in a set of basic tools to start again. Man, has it been fun! I'm so glad that I did - and it has become the majority of my business, and is growing rapidly. I started a new Instagram to dedicate solely to my silversmithing work - you'll find it here.

All my work in made from scratch in solid sterling silver and fine silver! I buy earring sleepers/hoops, earring posts/backs, and most chains, but all earring hooks I make myself. My signature silver balls on my pieces are made of recycled sterling silver - melted down from silver offcuts.

Please understand that each piece of jewellery is entirely made by hand, and hence is reflected in price. I try and make them as affordable as possible, however I also need to pay my bills and live too! Particularly with opal jewellery - much of the price is the cost of the actual opal itself.

I largely work with solid Australian opals, usually boulder opals. My work will never use triplets, however I occasionally use doublets. This will be made clear in the product description.

Additionally - every piece is entirely unique. Particularly with opals, no two pieces are the same. So if you see something you love - it won't be made again! As all pieces are handmade, you'll find little imperfections on them - I am not a fine jeweller, and I believe these little scratches and notches make them more unique. Larger imperfections will always be clearly labelled/photographed in the product descriptions.

I do take custom orders! and if you have a special stone that you want set - don't be afraid to contact me!

I don't work with gold just yet, however one day in the future I may.

Prints

In my downtime from commission work, I often draw or paint scientific-style prints. As a rule, I don't draw or paint artificial/man-made objects. I don't feel inspired by these subjects - they're just not me!

Currently, I am not taking painting/drawing commissions.

You will find a range of fine art prints in my store, locally printed by the amazing Fox Lab Fine Art. See a print you want, but not in the right size? Contact me and we can arrange something special for you. Currently, all works are printed on 290gsm textured silk.

Canvasses

It's been a while since I've painted a canvas - keep your eyes peeled on my instagram for updates of when I start painting again.

Jackets / Apparel

These jackets were once my pride and joy - I fondly refer to them as 'functional art'. Each jacket is unique to its owner, all hand-painted by me. Jackets are sourced second-hand or vintage. Much of my mission is to protect the environment and promote sustainability - and therefore no jackets are bought first-hand from fast-fashion.

Unfortunately I am no longer painting denim at this time - I am unsure if I ever will again! I loved it - but I feel I have outgrown this art type. 

In terms of apparel - each piece is hand screen-printed by me, on hand-picked out apparel that align with my values of conservation and sustainability. Currently, my shirts are sourced from Earth Positive by Continental Clothing. What's left in my store is all that I have! I most likely won't be doing screenprinted shirts again.

Digitally printed shirts are currently printed by Ethical Tees.

 

Hand-wash is recommended with all tees to prolong their life.

Contact

I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have! You can contact me through my general enquiries form here or send me an email!