Barbara Manuel

Barbara Manuel

  • Artist’s Statement

    I enjoy experimenting with metals to see how far they can be extended to produce different effects for use in jewellery design. Recently a lot of my work has been experimenting more with colour, blackening some metals like copper to reduce the oxidation [discolouring] and changing dull grey titanium to bright blue and purple with flashes of gold.

  • Biography

    Part time jeweller over 30 years.
    Uses gold, silver, enamel, gemstones , titanium and lesser metals.

  • Influences

    My 1st workshop was the Central School of Arts at Alpha and 4 others while I was living in the Meandarra District . I was so taken I immediately enrolled at McGregor Summer School. I have been greatly influenced by all these outstanding, talented tutors I have had in over 30 years of McGregor Summer Schools, plus Spring and Winter Schools. Some were perfectionist in techniques, some were more into design but all encouraged me to expand my horizons.

  • Awards

    Finalist Esk Exhibition-entered once only
    1st Prize "Wearable Glass" Australian Glass Exhibition. Entered once.
    Numerous Local prizes- 2021 -8 x 1st prizes Jewellery section Toowoomba Royal Show, 3rd for piece of jewellery in Fine Arts Sculpture section.

  • Exhibitions

    Bi-annual Enamel Exhibition.

    Numerous smaller and collaborative Exhibitions.
    Esk Exhibition.
    Australian Glass Exhibition.

Showing all 10 artworks

Barbara Manuel

Enamel Pendant with Amethyst
3 x 3 x 1cm Cloisonné Enamel, Fine Silver, Amethyst set in sterling Silver $275.00

Barbara Manuel

Cloisonné Enamel Pendant/Brooch
7 x 2 x 1cm Enamel, gold wires, Fine silver, Sterling Silver $350.00

Barbara Manuel

Mokume Garni Pendant/ Brooch
7 x 5 x 1cm Fine silver, Copper, Sterling Silver $175.00

Barbara Manuel

Titanium, pearl and silver ring ,medium size
4 x 3 x 3cm Sterling silver, fresh water pearl, titanium Sold

Barbara Manuel

Oval Bracelet
8 x 6 x 3cm Sterling Silver, Brass Sold

Barbara Manuel

Twist bracelet
7 x 7 x 1cm Sterling Silver Sold

Barbara Manuel

Black Pendant and Earrings
7 x 1 x 1cm Copper $120.00

Barbara Manuel

Titanium and Silver Pendant
6 x 3 x 1cm Titanium , Sterling Silver, Hand made Brass Rivets. $90.00

Barbara Manuel

Silver and Pearl Earrings
6 x 2 x 2cm Sterling Silver. Freshwater Pearls $75.00

Barbara Manuel

Wooden Box with Enamel Insert
13 x 13 x 7cm Maple Wood, Enamel $95.00