Karla Way is and independent jeweller living and working in Melbourne, Australia.
She is interested in the transformative ability of materials and draws inspiration from the extensive pre/history of jewellery, hollowware and personal object. Representing elements of the natural world and reflecting our relationship with it, her pieces examine the intersection of nature and material culture.
Working with precious metals and stones, she creates personal pieces that capture and mark moments of transition in time.
Beginning her jewellery studies at NMIT in Collingwood in 2001, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT in 2008. Her work was short listed for graduate awards such as Fillipo Raphael Fresh! at Craft Victoria, Design Now at Sydney’s Object Gallery and Hatched at Pica in Perth.
She has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Pieces of Eight, EG Etal and Courtesy of the Artist in Australia, Gallerie Marzee in the Netherlands and Velvet da Vinci in the USA.
She is currently represented by Pieces of Eight Gallery and Craft in Melbourne, and is a member of Real Job Studios.