I'm so tired, but I love you

E.G. Etal Gallery

Melbourne

July 24, 2019

August 10, 2019

This wide-ranging series of kindred works was made during the artist’s first year as a father.

Utilising found objects from both his own childhood and his son’s, Bowyer intersplices wood, rubber, plastic and steel with his more traditional palette of bronze, silver, gold, gems and pearls. The resulting jewellery pieces are playful, colourful, yet deeply personal.

Interconnected with fragments of his own childhood memories, Welfe presents a wonderland of intriguing and wearable objects that speak to our intuitive desire to re-connect with our inner child.

Presented as part of Craft Cubed.

I'm so tired, but I love you

I'm so tired, but I love you

E.G. Etal Gallery

Melbourne

July 24, 2019

August 10, 2019

This wide-ranging series of kindred works was made during the artist’s first year as a father.

Utilising found objects from both his own childhood and his son’s, Bowyer intersplices wood, rubber, plastic and steel with his more traditional palette of bronze, silver, gold, gems and pearls. The resulting jewellery pieces are playful, colourful, yet deeply personal.

Interconnected with fragments of his own childhood memories, Welfe presents a wonderland of intriguing and wearable objects that speak to our intuitive desire to re-connect with our inner child.

Presented as part of Craft Cubed.

Milk Pendant

044

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, garnet, silk thread

70

x

70

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Milk Pendant

044

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, garnet, silk thread

70

x

70

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Milk Pendant

044

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, garnet, silk thread

70

x

70

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Milk Pendant

044

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, garnet, silk thread

70

x

70

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Milk Pendant

044

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, garnet, silk thread

70

x

70

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

Milk Brooch

045

wood, found object, south sea pearl, sterling silver, magnets

32

x

32

x

26

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

Milk Brooch

045

wood, found object, south sea pearl, sterling silver, magnets

32

x

32

x

26

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

Milk Brooch

045

wood, found object, south sea pearl, sterling silver, magnets

32

x

32

x

26

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

Milk Brooch

045

wood, found object, south sea pearl, sterling silver, magnets

32

x

32

x

26

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

Milk Brooch

045

wood, found object, south sea pearl, sterling silver, magnets

32

x

32

x

26

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

your face ring

046

9ct white gold, 3x smokey blue sapphires

18

x

18

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

your face ring

046

9ct white gold, 3x smokey blue sapphires

18

x

18

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

your face ring

046

9ct white gold, 3x smokey blue sapphires

18

x

18

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

your face ring

046

9ct white gold, 3x smokey blue sapphires

18

x

18

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

your face ring

046

9ct white gold, 3x smokey blue sapphires

18

x

18

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 13 ring

047

9ct gold, african ruby, ch diamonds, aus sapphire

27

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

offcut 13 ring

047

9ct gold, african ruby, ch diamonds, aus sapphire

27

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

offcut 13 ring

047

9ct gold, african ruby, ch diamonds, aus sapphire

27

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

offcut 13 ring

047

9ct gold, african ruby, ch diamonds, aus sapphire

27

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

offcut 13 ring

047

9ct gold, african ruby, ch diamonds, aus sapphire

27

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

Bird on shelf Brooch

048

wood, found object, enamel, pearl, sterling silver, magnets

18

x

80

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

Bird on shelf Brooch

048

wood, found object, enamel, pearl, sterling silver, magnets

18

x

80

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

Bird on shelf Brooch

048

wood, found object, enamel, pearl, sterling silver, magnets

18

x

80

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

Bird on shelf Brooch

048

wood, found object, enamel, pearl, sterling silver, magnets

18

x

80

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

Bird on shelf Brooch

048

wood, found object, enamel, pearl, sterling silver, magnets

18

x

80

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

asleep/awake ring

049

sterling silver, bronze, blue enamel, aus sapphires

32

x

22

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

asleep/awake ring

049

sterling silver, bronze, blue enamel, aus sapphires

32

x

22

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

asleep/awake ring

049

sterling silver, bronze, blue enamel, aus sapphires

32

x

22

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

asleep/awake ring

049

sterling silver, bronze, blue enamel, aus sapphires

32

x

22

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

asleep/awake ring

049

sterling silver, bronze, blue enamel, aus sapphires

32

x

22

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

offcut 14 ring

050

18ct gold, aus sapphires

27

x

20

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 14 ring

050

18ct gold, aus sapphires

27

x

20

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 14 ring

050

18ct gold, aus sapphires

27

x

20

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 14 ring

050

18ct gold, aus sapphires

27

x

20

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 14 ring

050

18ct gold, aus sapphires

27

x

20

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

pearl eyes ring

051

9ct white gold, sterling silver, bronze, red enamel, keshi pearls

28

x

20

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

pearl eyes ring

051

9ct white gold, sterling silver, bronze, red enamel, keshi pearls

28

x

20

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

pearl eyes ring

051

9ct white gold, sterling silver, bronze, red enamel, keshi pearls

28

x

20

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

pearl eyes ring

051

9ct white gold, sterling silver, bronze, red enamel, keshi pearls

28

x

20

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

pearl eyes ring

051

9ct white gold, sterling silver, bronze, red enamel, keshi pearls

28

x

20

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

australia ring

052

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire

28

x

23

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

australia ring

052

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire

28

x

23

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

australia ring

052

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire

28

x

23

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

australia ring

052

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire

28

x

23

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

australia ring

052

sterling silver, bronze, sapphire

28

x

23

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf ring

053

1.66ct parti sapphire, sterling silver

28

x

18

x

18

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf ring

053

1.66ct parti sapphire, sterling silver

28

x

18

x

18

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf ring

053

1.66ct parti sapphire, sterling silver

28

x

18

x

18

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf ring

053

1.66ct parti sapphire, sterling silver

28

x

18

x

18

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf ring

053

1.66ct parti sapphire, sterling silver

28

x

18

x

18

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

meerkats necklace

054

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, sapphire, magnets

200

x

200

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

36

[g]

[g]

meerkats necklace

054

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, sapphire, magnets

200

x

200

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

36

[g]

[g]

meerkats necklace

054

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, sapphire, magnets

200

x

200

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

36

[g]

[g]

meerkats necklace

054

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, sapphire, magnets

200

x

200

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

36

[g]

[g]

meerkats necklace

054

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, sapphire, magnets

200

x

200

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

36

[g]

[g]

2C ring

055

sterling silver, 18ct gold

22

x

22

x

3

[mm]

[mm]

8

[g]

[g]

2C ring

055

sterling silver, 18ct gold

22

x

22

x

3

[mm]

[mm]

8

[g]

[g]

2C ring

055

sterling silver, 18ct gold

22

x

22

x

3

[mm]

[mm]

8

[g]

[g]

2C ring

055

sterling silver, 18ct gold

22

x

22

x

3

[mm]

[mm]

8

[g]

[g]

2C ring

055

sterling silver, 18ct gold

22

x

22

x

3

[mm]

[mm]

8

[g]

[g]

untitled ring

056

sterling silver, bronze, garnet, diamond

27

x

14

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

untitled ring

056

sterling silver, bronze, garnet, diamond

27

x

14

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

untitled ring

056

sterling silver, bronze, garnet, diamond

27

x

14

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

untitled ring

056

sterling silver, bronze, garnet, diamond

27

x

14

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

untitled ring

056

sterling silver, bronze, garnet, diamond

27

x

14

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

black wood ring

057

sterling silver, bronze, found wood, black enamel, champagne diamond

29

x

19

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

13

[g]

[g]

black wood ring

057

sterling silver, bronze, found wood, black enamel, champagne diamond

29

x

19

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

13

[g]

[g]

black wood ring

057

sterling silver, bronze, found wood, black enamel, champagne diamond

29

x

19

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

13

[g]

[g]

black wood ring

057

sterling silver, bronze, found wood, black enamel, champagne diamond

29

x

19

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

13

[g]

[g]

black wood ring

057

sterling silver, bronze, found wood, black enamel, champagne diamond

29

x

19

x

14

[mm]

[mm]

13

[g]

[g]

rough square ring

058

sterling silver, 1.2ct total 4x green sapphires

25

x

18

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

rough square ring

058

sterling silver, 1.2ct total 4x green sapphires

25

x

18

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

rough square ring

058

sterling silver, 1.2ct total 4x green sapphires

25

x

18

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

rough square ring

058

sterling silver, 1.2ct total 4x green sapphires

25

x

18

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

rough square ring

058

sterling silver, 1.2ct total 4x green sapphires

25

x

18

x

16

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

Thricecast RIng

059

bronze, 9ct white gold, 18t gold

24

x

24

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

9

[g]

[g]

Thricecast RIng

059

bronze, 9ct white gold, 18t gold

24

x

24

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

9

[g]

[g]

Thricecast RIng

059

bronze, 9ct white gold, 18t gold

24

x

24

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

9

[g]

[g]

Thricecast RIng

059

bronze, 9ct white gold, 18t gold

24

x

24

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

9

[g]

[g]

Thricecast RIng

059

bronze, 9ct white gold, 18t gold

24

x

24

x

5

[mm]

[mm]

9

[g]

[g]

You Must Never Touch A Brooch

060

silicon, found object, sterling silver, stainless steel

110

x

110

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

41

[g]

[g]

You Must Never Touch A Brooch

060

silicon, found object, sterling silver, stainless steel

110

x

110

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

41

[g]

[g]

You Must Never Touch A Brooch

060

silicon, found object, sterling silver, stainless steel

110

x

110

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

41

[g]

[g]

You Must Never Touch A Brooch

060

silicon, found object, sterling silver, stainless steel

110

x

110

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

41

[g]

[g]

You Must Never Touch A Brooch

060

silicon, found object, sterling silver, stainless steel

110

x

110

x

23

[mm]

[mm]

41

[g]

[g]

offcut 11 ring

061

sterling silver, white enamel, green sapphire

25

x

10

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

offcut 11 ring

061

sterling silver, white enamel, green sapphire

25

x

10

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

offcut 11 ring

061

sterling silver, white enamel, green sapphire

25

x

10

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

offcut 11 ring

061

sterling silver, white enamel, green sapphire

25

x

10

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

offcut 11 ring

061

sterling silver, white enamel, green sapphire

25

x

10

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

12

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf 2 ring

062

1.28ct blue cab sapphire, 9ct gold

24

x

16

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf 2 ring

062

1.28ct blue cab sapphire, 9ct gold

24

x

16

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf 2 ring

062

1.28ct blue cab sapphire, 9ct gold

24

x

16

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf 2 ring

062

1.28ct blue cab sapphire, 9ct gold

24

x

16

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

sugarloaf 2 ring

062

1.28ct blue cab sapphire, 9ct gold

24

x

16

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

ZZZ signet ring

063

sterling silver

23

x

15

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

ZZZ signet ring

063

sterling silver

23

x

15

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

ZZZ signet ring

063

sterling silver

23

x

15

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

ZZZ signet ring

063

sterling silver

23

x

15

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

ZZZ signet ring

063

sterling silver

23

x

15

x

8

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

ZZZ for eternity ring

064

9ct gold

22

x

22

x

6

[mm]

[mm]

7

[g]

[g]

ZZZ for eternity ring

064

9ct gold

22

x

22

x

6

[mm]

[mm]

7

[g]

[g]

ZZZ for eternity ring

064

9ct gold

22

x

22

x

6

[mm]

[mm]

7

[g]

[g]

ZZZ for eternity ring

064

9ct gold

22

x

22

x

6

[mm]

[mm]

7

[g]

[g]

ZZZ for eternity ring

064

9ct gold

22

x

22

x

6

[mm]

[mm]

7

[g]

[g]

X ring

065

9ct white gold, bronze, diamond

29

x

15

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

X ring

065

9ct white gold, bronze, diamond

29

x

15

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

X ring

065

9ct white gold, bronze, diamond

29

x

15

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

X ring

065

9ct white gold, bronze, diamond

29

x

15

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

X ring

065

9ct white gold, bronze, diamond

29

x

15

x

15

[mm]

[mm]

14

[g]

[g]

pinch ring

066

sterling silver, 18ct gold, 5x yellow sapphires

6

x

1128

x

[mm]

[mm]

10

[g]

[g]

pinch ring

066

sterling silver, 18ct gold, 5x yellow sapphires

6

x

1128

x

[mm]

[mm]

10

[g]

[g]

pinch ring

066

sterling silver, 18ct gold, 5x yellow sapphires

6

x

1128

x

[mm]

[mm]

10

[g]

[g]

pinch ring

066

sterling silver, 18ct gold, 5x yellow sapphires

6

x

1128

x

[mm]

[mm]

10

[g]

[g]

pinch ring

066

sterling silver, 18ct gold, 5x yellow sapphires

6

x

1128

x

[mm]

[mm]

10

[g]

[g]

#1 brooch

067

plastic, found object, sterling silver, magnets

40

x

40

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

#1 brooch

067

plastic, found object, sterling silver, magnets

40

x

40

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

#1 brooch

067

plastic, found object, sterling silver, magnets

40

x

40

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

#1 brooch

067

plastic, found object, sterling silver, magnets

40

x

40

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

#1 brooch

067

plastic, found object, sterling silver, magnets

40

x

40

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

27

[g]

[g]

eyes ring

068

sterling silver, polished bronze, ch dia

30

x

20

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

eyes ring

068

sterling silver, polished bronze, ch dia

30

x

20

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

eyes ring

068

sterling silver, polished bronze, ch dia

30

x

20

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

eyes ring

068

sterling silver, polished bronze, ch dia

30

x

20

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

eyes ring

068

sterling silver, polished bronze, ch dia

30

x

20

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

yellow slug ring

069

oxidised silver, bronze, yellow enamel, sapphires, ruby

25

x

15

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

yellow slug ring

069

oxidised silver, bronze, yellow enamel, sapphires, ruby

25

x

15

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

yellow slug ring

069

oxidised silver, bronze, yellow enamel, sapphires, ruby

25

x

15

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

yellow slug ring

069

oxidised silver, bronze, yellow enamel, sapphires, ruby

25

x

15

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

yellow slug ring

069

oxidised silver, bronze, yellow enamel, sapphires, ruby

25

x

15

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

11

[g]

[g]

connection Pendant

070

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, silk thread

40

x

40

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

connection Pendant

070

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, silk thread

40

x

40

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

connection Pendant

070

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, silk thread

40

x

40

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

connection Pendant

070

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, silk thread

40

x

40

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

connection Pendant

070

wood, found object, enamel, sterling silver, silk thread

40

x

40

x

12

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

red wood ring

071

sterling silver, found wood, red enamel, vintage pearl

36

x

23

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

red wood ring

071

sterling silver, found wood, red enamel, vintage pearl

36

x

23

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

red wood ring

071

sterling silver, found wood, red enamel, vintage pearl

36

x

23

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

red wood ring

071

sterling silver, found wood, red enamel, vintage pearl

36

x

23

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

red wood ring

071

sterling silver, found wood, red enamel, vintage pearl

36

x

23

x

13

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

2C ring

072

sterling silver, bronze, black enamel

25

x

25

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

2C ring

072

sterling silver, bronze, black enamel

25

x

25

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

2C ring

072

sterling silver, bronze, black enamel

25

x

25

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

2C ring

072

sterling silver, bronze, black enamel

25

x

25

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

2C ring

072

sterling silver, bronze, black enamel

25

x

25

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

16

[g]

[g]

WOOF Brooch

073

plastic, found object, sterling silver, enamel, magnets

35

x

50

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

WOOF Brooch

073

plastic, found object, sterling silver, enamel, magnets

35

x

50

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

WOOF Brooch

073

plastic, found object, sterling silver, enamel, magnets

35

x

50

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

WOOF Brooch

073

plastic, found object, sterling silver, enamel, magnets

35

x

50

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

WOOF Brooch

073

plastic, found object, sterling silver, enamel, magnets

35

x

50

x

20

[mm]

[mm]

[g]

[g]

offcut 12 ring

074

sterling silver, sapphire

26

x

22

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 12 ring

074

sterling silver, sapphire

26

x

22

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 12 ring

074

sterling silver, sapphire

26

x

22

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 12 ring

074

sterling silver, sapphire

26

x

22

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

offcut 12 ring

074

sterling silver, sapphire

26

x

22

x

10

[mm]

[mm]

15

[g]

[g]

house ring

075

sterling silver, bronze, aus sapphires

33

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

house ring

075

sterling silver, bronze, aus sapphires

33

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

house ring

075

sterling silver, bronze, aus sapphires

33

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

house ring

075

sterling silver, bronze, aus sapphires

33

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]

house ring

075

sterling silver, bronze, aus sapphires

33

x

22

x

9

[mm]

[mm]

18

[g]

[g]