“Regina Middleton is a seeker of once-loved materials, an admirer of abandoned objects and a creator of jewellery born again by conscience.”
Based in Torquay along Victoria’s Surf Coast, Regina looks to her natural environment for inspiration. Although one object in particular has continued to hold her gaze for over ten years. The Holdfast. This peculiar root like structure is what many Kelp species use to anchor themselves to the seabed. It has been much loved by Regina throughout her practice for its form and texture, and especially the way this is seen repeated throughout nature.
The holdfasts that these rings came from were collected in a beautiful pocket of Victoria's coastline and are hoped to serve as constant reminders of the natural beauty found around us. And be treasured as symbols of love, memory and sentiment.