Studio: 5 Te Mata Rd (07) 8257302 or 021 179 9588
Facebook: @Ocean Inlays Jewellery New Zealand
For almost two decades Yannis Petzold has designed and created unique inlay jewellery.
At his studio workshop in Raglan, Aotearoa/New Zealand he handcrafts original pieces , capturing eye and mind with an aesthetic balance of the natural and the mystical using strong geometric shapes.
Drawing inspiration from the surrounding wild and windy west coast, its ocean and surf, as well as a desire to constantly evolve, his work combines noble and exotic materials with an emphasis on recycling – to be as ethical as possible.
Monika de la Cruz joined him in life and business and together they form a skill-balanced team, producing one-off pieces of wearable art.
Yannis’s jewellery has won a loyal following both in Aotearoa and internationally, and he continues to surprise and inspire with his exciting creations.
He gives credits to Master carver Chris Bones with whom he apprenticed at 18 years old.