Such Rare Beauty - Art Scarves by Julia and Joanne Ritson

We so admire the Ritson sisters. From a family of artists, Joanne and Julia Ritson share a number of artistic qualities: scale, colour, and an eye for fine detail. Julia Ritson explores abstraction, adding a vibrant chapter to a century-old tradition. Joanne Ritson brings a 21st Century perspective to the venerable history of landscape painting, that of virtual not physical worlds.

These exquisite limited edition silk scarves are an extension of their painted works.  Each has an extravagantly generous sweep at 97cm square, with hand rolled edges. And limited really does mean limited in this case - editions of only 20 or 25 scarves are ever created from individual paintings. The presentation of each scarf is a work of art in itself. Each scarf is wrapped in unbuffered tissue to preserve the silk and boxed in a buckram covered black archive box. The 26cm square box is debossed with the artist’s name. The card enclosed with the scarf includes the artist’s story, image of the original painting, signature and edition number of the scarf.

 Shop Now for Julia and Joanne Ritson art scarves at BECKER MINTY Online store 

Pictured above, Green Mountain by Joanne Ritson. The inspiration came from a picture in a scientific book of a white blood cell.

Pictured below, Tang by Julia Ritson.


Whitby Jet Jewellery by Jacqueline Cullen

Jacqueline Cullen Jewellery has been introduced to Australia by BECKER MINTY and is exclusively available from our stores. 

Jacqueline Cullen is an English jewellery designer specialising in contemporary Whitby jet. Jacqueline has developed innovative processes and formats that celebrate rather than disguise the inherent flaws and inclusions of Whitby jet allowing the natural beauty of the material to speak for itself removed from connotations of death, grief and morbidity.

Jacqueline is inspired by dramatic acts of nature, a placid sky ripped open by a slash of lightening, a volcano erupting, a cliff edge left jagged from erosion. Hiatuses inform her aesthetics and the interruption or breaking up of a bold, fluid form is central to her work where fractures, fissures and crevices release a luxurious cascade of textured gold or glittering diamonds.

Jacqueline Cullen is the only person working with Whitby jet in a non-traditional and design led way and she remains committed to introducing this ancient and sensual material to a contemporary audience.


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