About Shabana Jacobson
Contemporary Jeweller Shabana Jacobson has been making beautiful one-off pieces of jewellery for the last 14 years.
Having done a year of study at NMIT (diploma of engineering technology-specialising in jewellery) in 2011 to gain some valuable skills, she is mostly a self-taught jeweller. Her fine arts background is evident in all of her work and the combination of materials and various styles is a unique style of jewellery found in Shabana Jacobson's work.
Shabana’s work is currently stocked in over 300 boutique shops and galleries Australia and NZ wide including The National Gallery of Australia - ACT, The National Gallery of NSW, The National Portrait Gallery, Studio Melt, and specialist contemporary jewellery galleries.
Shabana also has her own gallery and studio complex in Melbourne, SJS GALLERY which houses her full collection of works and specific one-off exhibition works along with providing a vibrant space and community for other jewellers and artists to work from. Shabana Jacobson Studios and gallery is the largest studio of its kind in Melbourne and has18 jewellers currently working from the jewellery space and 12 artists of various mediums working at the rear.
Along with her own jewellery label ‘Shabana Jacobson Jewellery’ and running her gallery and studio space, Shabana is also a tutor and mentor for aspiring artists and jewellers at her space running one off workshops and mentoring lessons for jewellers wanting to break into the industry successfully.
Shabana has held a number of very successful contemporary jewellery exhibitions at sjs gallery over the last 4-5 years with other emerging and established jewellers where one off contemporary objects and jewellery pieces are made to a theme.
All production pieces are lovingly handmade in Melbourne by Shabana and her small team. Inspiration is drawn from the beauty and ugliness of the world around us, her many worldly travels, the smaller finer details, textures, forms and colours of our natural and manmade world and the sheer complexity of it.
Shabana Jacobson jewellery see’s the importance, and prides itself on being designed and handmade in Melbourne, Australia. Up to 10 new ranges are launched at 2 major trade shows yearly, through her gallery and through various events such as ‘The Big Design Market’, Bowerbird Bazaar, Finders keepers market and markit@fed square.