Mary Odorcic’s jewellery is inspired by nature – the texture, shapes and forms of natural objects. Mary’s work is initially developed through sketches, experimentation and the amalgamation of materials before the pieces are beautifully brought to life with exemplary technique. Her signature handmade resin chips and stones are complemented with the chic use of pastel hued pearls and coloured silk threads. Mary says of her work: “Circular shapes and colour are the two main elements that inspire my work. Twisting, cutting, hammering and soldering silver and gold form the organic circular shapes. The use of precious and semi-precious stones, combined with assorted flora and natural objects, often embedded in resin, add elements of colour to the pieces.”
Mary graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gold and Silversmithing. In the same year she won the Craft Victoria ‘Fresh Award’. Since then, she has participated in several group exhibitions and in 2012 held her first solo exhibition.