First off the mark…




We’re super excited to preview our inaugural studio/artist collaboration, giving you a sneak peek of Ginger’s first prototype for the Prisoners of the Crown does Michael Brogan series.

Prompted by mutual admiration, Michael and Ginger first kicked the footy around about her transposing his Shield series into jewellery way back in 2010. The notion was quietly tucked away until such time she had finished at uni and set up her own workshop…like, um, now!!

Michael himself has just had an exhibition opening in Armidale (last Friday night) and so we figured this was as good a time as any to unwrap Ginger’s latest work-in-progress…


shield prototype


Ginger Bottari, prototype for Prisoners of the Crown does Michael Brogan: Shield #1 brooch, silver.

We’re loving it big time and thought it might be useful to put it into context for those of you not familiar with Michael’s work. He’s just sent through snaps of the current exhibition, on at Gallery 126 Armidale NSW until the 28th March…

Michael Brogan 2015

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[Hey, love that exercise yard! n(Ed)]

And for additional back story, go to glasscentralcanberra here.

Ginger Bottari